Regional retirement consultations

The MTA conducts retirement consultations throughout the state to assist members. Proof of membership must be submitted when requesting retirement services.

The locations, consultants and dates of this service are for September through June. In the event of inclement weather, it is advisable to call consultants in advance for their availability.

QUINCY -- Harold Crowley; Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays (by appointment only), 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; MTA, 2 Heritage Drive, 8th Floor, Quincy, MA 02171-2119 (617-878-8240 ext. 8240) or (1-800-392-6175 ext. 8240).

CAPE COD -- Lawrence Abbruzzi; second Saturday of each month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.; Barnstable Teachers Association (BTA), 100 West Main St., Suite #7, Hyannis (508-775-8625) or at home (508-824-9194).

RAYNHAM --  Ray Thompson, third Saturday of every month (walk in), 9 a.m. to 1 p.m., (508-822-5371) or at home (617-347-4425). New Location: MTA Southeast Regional office (still conveniently located off of Route 44), 756 Orchard Street, Raynham, Ma 02767.  The office is on the 3rd floor of the Bridgewater Savings Bank.

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Members should use the valuable services of the MTA retirement consultants, which are available to MTA members without charge. 

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Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System (MTRS)  (Not Affiliated with MTA)
One Charles Park
Cambridge, MA 02142-1206
617-679-MTRS (6877)
Fax 617-679-1661

• Purchase ("buy back") service

"Retirement percentage" charts
Pension Reform III, effective November 16, 2011, created a new benefit structure for individuals who became members of Massachusetts public retirement systems on or after April 2, 2012. Because benefits are now based, in part, on an individual's membership date, the MTRS distinguishes between two "Membership Tiers."

Below are our two "retirement percentage" charts, which provide a comparison of the percentage of salary average allowed under the regular and RetirementPlus formulas, by service and age, for each Membership Tier.

Retirement percentage" chart: Membership Tier 1
(established membership BEFORE 4/2/2012)

Retirement percentage" chart: Membership Tier 2
(established membership ON OR AFTER 4/2/2012)

Retirement benefit estimator: Estimate your retirement benefits under options A, B and C

NBEA Retirement Workshop

MTA Retirement Guide

Benefits, Programs and Discounts for MTA Retired Members

Retirement Workshop Advice for Younger Teachers

Sample Retirement Letters