If you have a benefits claim that is being denied by NYCERS, it is important to seek qualified legal representation. As with other areas of civil service law, NYCERS is a complex system that demands those who file petitions and appeals through the system understand how NYCERS works.
For NYCERS, the Office of the Corporation Counsel provides legal services to the system, and an independent Medical Board reporting to the Board of Trustees conducts examinations of members who file for disability retirement and makes determinations regarding their ability to perform their job duties.
Decisions regarding your benefits are very much in the hands of both of these NYCERS’ entities. Your rights, benefits, and plans are precious commodities that you must guard, and when you feel that you are denied some benefit or program to which you are entitled, it is important to file an appeal as soon as possible.