File a Public Employment Retirement Appeal

Learn how to file a Public Employee Retirement Appeal
Must be filed within 15 calendar days after the Decision is filed

Division of Administrative Law Appeals

The Details of File a Public Employment Retirement Appeal

What you need for File a Public Employment Retirement Appeal

Any person who is aggrieved by a Decision made by a retirement board or the Public Employee Retirement Administration Commission (PERAC) may file an appeal to the Contributory Retirement Appeal Board (CRAB).   

The request must be made in writing.  There is no formal format or form for this process.  The notice can state:  "I hereby appeal the [date] decision of the [Name of the retirement board or PERAC].

It is helpful if you include a copy of the decision being appealed.  Send your notice by U.S. Mail or other commercial delivery service. 

How to file File a Public Employment Retirement Appeal

Send your notice by U.S. Mail or other commercial delivery service to:

        Contributory Retirement Appeal Board
        c/o Division of Administrative Law Appeals
        1 Congress Street, 11th Floor
        Boston, MA 02114

You also may send it by telecopier (fax) to:  617-626-7220

Next steps for File a Public Employment Retirement Appeal

  1. CRAB assigns the case to DALA

    Within a period of not less than 10 days or more than 60 days after the appeal is filed, CRAB must assign the matter to an Administrative Magistrate at the Division of Administrative Law Appeals (DALA).  DALA conducts a hearing and issues a final, written decision. 

  2. DALA' s decision may be appealed

    Parties may file an appeal of the DALA decision within 15 days of date of the decision.  This appeal is made in writing to CRAB. CRAB will review the DALA decision and will render its own, written decision.

  3. CRAB's decision may be appealed

    Parties may further appeal the CRAB decision to the Superior Court.  

Downloads for File a Public Employment Retirement Appeal

Contact for File a Public Employment Retirement Appeal

Address
1 Congress Street, 11th Floor, Boston, MA 02114
Fax
(617) 626-7220

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