Your right to appeal

If your application for a pension benefit under the AFTRA Retirement Fund is denied, you will be notified of this decision in writing, typically within 90 days (you will be notified in writing if the AFTRA Retirement Fund requires additional time due to special circumstances).  If you believe the AFTRA Retirement Fund's decision regarding your application for retirement benefits is incorrect, you have the right to appeal the determination to the Board of Trustees' Appeals Committee. Appeals must be made in writing and submitted by email at or by mail at:

The AFTRA Retirement Fund
Retirement Services/Appeals Department
261 Madison Ave., 7th Floor
New York, NY 10016
Note that you also have the right to request, receive free of charge and review documents and other information relevant to your claim for pension benefits under the AFTRA Retirement Fund.

For additional information about the appeals process under the AFTRA Retirement Fund, refer to the current Retirement Fund Summary Plan Description and any subsequent Benefits Updates or call Participant Services at (800) 562-4690.

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