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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  • 2023 Earnings Statements Issued

    May 15, 2024, 11:58 AM by sh
    Summary: Performers are encouraged to review and verify the accuracy of information on their Earnings Statement upon receiving the statement in the mail. Review your earnings information online via the participant portal.
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  • The first pension payment of the New Year will arrive by direct deposit on Jan. 2, 2024

    Dec 22, 2023, 12:07 PM by sh
    Summary: The AFTRA Retirement Fund will be distributing the first benefit payment of the 2024 calendar year on Jan. 1, 2024, to ensure that the payment is applied toward your 2024 earnings. However, because of the New Year’s holiday, payments will be posted by the financial institution on Jan. 2, 2024.
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