April 01, 2020

TRS and ERS Retirement: Filing for Disability Protection — What You Need to Know.

Source:  NYSUT Communications
retirement planning

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:

Retired Member Representative:

  • David Keefe • 516-741-1241

In-Service Member Representatives:


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.

NYSUT ERS Consultants

Trudi Davis
Tarrytown Region

Karen McLean
Nassau/Suffolk Regions

Cheryl Rockhill
N. Country/Potsdam Region

Virginline Woodall
Syracuse Region