Pension Deadline Update: Avoid Tier 6

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For all those who haven’t signed up for their pension should do so by contacting NYCERS by Saturday, March 31, 2012, which will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. to accept all applications. The Union is strongly recommending members to apply now, otherwise they will go into Tier 6, which has inferior pension benefits—an approximate 40 percent decrease in benefits, according to the Fiscal Policy Institute.

You can call NYCERS at (347) 643-3000 or mail the application to 340 Jay Street, Mezzanine Level, Brooklyn, NY 11201. The form can be found at

Social Service Employees Union Local 371
817 Broadway, New York, NY 10003