Divorce and Your Benefits

Obtaining Information about a Member’s Benefits

Divorce and Your Benefits

NYSLRS cannot release member account information without a signed authorization and release from the member. The authorization must:

  1. Specifically be addressed to the New York State and Local Retirement System;
  2. Specifically identify the party(ies) authorized to receive information; and
  3. Specifically identify the information to be released.

NYSLRS will not accept a general release.

Alternatively, the information may be obtained by subpoena. In accordance with New York State Civil Practice Law and Rules Section 2307, a Subpoena Duces Tecum to be served on a bureau or department of the State of New York must be “So Ordered” by a Justice of the Supreme Court in the district where the records are located or, for actions within New York State, by a Judge of the Court in which the action is placed on trial. NYSLRS will reject an attorney-issued subpoena.

Additionally, information will not be released by mail without a prior attempt at personal service.

To be effective, a Judicial Subpoena Duces Tecum must be “So Ordered” and personally served on the New York State and Local Retirement System either at our office in Albany or in New York City:

New York State and Local Retirement System
110 State Street
Albany, NY 12244-0001

New York State and Local Retirement System
59 Maiden Lane — 31st Floor or 30th Floor
New York, NY 10038


Rev. 2/23