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 Appeals/Administrative Hearings


This page provides information to OCERS Members, Plan Sponsors, interested parties, and their attorneys regarding the process for appealing a disability retirement decision by the OCERS Disability Committee or a non-disability benefit determination decision by OCERS staff.


On June 1, 2018, the OCERS Board Policy “Adjudication Policy and Administrative Hearing Rules (Disability and Non-Disability Benefits)” became effective. This policy defines how the OCERS Board of Retirement adjudicates decisions on both Disability and Non-Disability benefit matters. This policy supersedes the “OCERS Board Policy Administrative Hearing Procedures,” except in matters where the Request for Administrative Hearing was served prior to June 1, which continue to be governed under the “old” Administrative Hearing Rules.


Governing Policies and Procedures


Other Documents Relevant to the Administrative Hearing Procedure

Administrative Hearing Forms

File a Document in an Administrative Hearing


To file a document in an Administrative Hearing an e-mail to: is preferable, however it can be mailed or dropped off at our office. When emailing include in the subject line the case number and the title of the document.


Contact OCERS Clerk of the Hearing Officers


To contact the Clerk of the Hearing Officers, e-mail:




Documents on this web page are meant to provide members and others with information about the OCERS Administrative Hearing Process. These documents are not meant to be legal advice. OCERS cannot provide legal advice or assistance with drafting legal documents. Members and other who require legal or financial advice are advised to consult an appropriate professional.



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