New York State Teachers Retirement Sysytem (TRS)
If you face a potentially life-threatening illness or surgery, consider filing a disability retirement application. Doing this provides a safety net for you and your beneficiaries.
NYSTRS one-page document on how to file
NYSTRS video on filing for protection
PLEASE NOTE: For assistance filling out this document, please contact the NYSTRS Disability Unit directly at 800-348-7298, ext.6010 or one of the NYSTRS Teacher Trustees listed below:
David Keefe (Retiree Representative): 516-741-1241
Sheila Sullivan Buck: email@example.com
Beth Chetney: firstname.lastname@example.org
Ron Gross: email@example.com
New York State Employees Retirement System (ERS)
The Office of the Comptroller has new guidance for those filing for retirement during the COVID-19 emergency, including advice on filing for disability retirement.
Filing For Retirement During the COVID-19 Emergency
Call the ERS Contact Center at 866-805-0990, or reach out to NYSUT’s ERS consultants, with further questions.