Slideshow Featured Content

  • apple and chalkboard

    Active members: Questions about retirement? Attend "Your MTRS Benefits"

    Register online and choose from 9 dates and locations

    Learn More »

  • A pile of money in various denominations

    Are you due unclaimed funds?

    If you are a survivor, beneficiary, executor or executrix of a deceased MTRS member or benefit recipient, the MTRS may have unclaimed funds on account for you

    Learn More »

  • Bus with stop sign

    Retirees: Returning to work for a Massachusetts employer?

    Know the rules before you do

    Learn More »

  • State house building in Boston

    Pension Reform III affects all MTRS members

    Understand what it means for you

    Learn More »


The Massachusetts Teachers’ Retirement System is the largest of the Commonwealth’s 104 contributory retirement systems. We provide retirement, disability and survivor benefits to more than 88,000 active educators and 59,000 retirees and survivors. We’re glad to have you as a visitor and encourage you to browse often!

Retirees: If you have returned your 2015 Benefit Verification form, thank you! If not, please watch for your "FINAL NOTICE" to arrive during the first week in June

If you have already returned your completed 2015 Benefit Verification form, thank you! If not, please watch your mailbox for your "FINAL NOTICE" to arrive during the first week in June—and be sure to return your completed form by Tuesday, June 30.

For more information, please see: Benefit Verification process.

Active members: Learn about "Your MTRS Benefits" at our spring programs

Your MTRS Benefits is an optional, free, two-hour informal program for any member who wants more information about MTRS retirement benefits—whether you are a two-year member, mid-career educator, or soon-to-be-retiree. To attend, register online.

Dear Members, please bear with us during this extremely busy time!

If you're waiting to hear from us on a request for service, we ask that you please be patient. We received more than 20,000 service purchase applications after Pension Reform III, and the record-setting volume has caused lengthy processing delays. Although we had anticipated a temporary increase in the number of applications—and increased staffing levels accordingly—the volume simply and significantly exceeded our projections.

We are very sorry for any delay you may experience, and ask that you please bear with us during what is an extremely busy time for our staff. Thank you in advance for your understanding and continued patience.

NOTE: If you are retiring within the next four to six months and you have one or more service purchase applications currently pending with us, please let us know so that we may give your service purchase requests priority.