When memberships in NYSTRS cease we make every effort to contact
these individuals and encourage them to withdraw any contributions they may
have made to the System. If contributions are not withdrawn, we add their names
to a list of Unclaimed Accounts. If the contributions remain unclaimed for 18
months, they are considered abandoned. Whether unclaimed or abandoned, such
funds may be claimed at any time by the former member, or his or her beneficiary
Links to both lists are in the menu at the left, or you may select a list below and click the "Browse
List" button. Both lists are search-enabled; the search tool is found below. If you are looking for a particular
name, search both. If you find it, or the name of someone you know, please
encourage that person to call us at (800) 348-7298, Ext. 6090.
If you have unclaimed funds with NYSTRS that you wish to claim, complete and submit a
Withdrawal Application (REF-7A). Before filing this form, call NYSTRS at (800) 348-7298, Ext. 6250 to discuss disbursement options.