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Welcome

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 90,000 active educators and 62,000 retirees and survivors. We’re glad to have you as a visitor and encourage you to browse often!


Our main office is relocating to Charlestown in October; 
please be patient as we prepare for the move

After ten years in Cambridge, our main office is moving to Charlestown! As of Monday, October 3, our address will be:

500 Rutherford Avenue, Suite 210
Charlestown, MA 02129-1628

All of our other contact info remains the same (phone and fax numbers, website and e-mail addresses).

Our new location is in Hood Park, the original home of the New England dairy company H.P. Hood and Sons. Our building is just 1.3 miles from our current space, and conveniently located on the MBTA Orange line, between the Bunker Hill Community College and Sullivan Square stations. Free visitor parking is available right outside the building's south entrance.

Please be patient during our move. As we prepare for moving day, we will make every effort to provide you with prompt and professional service. However, during the week before and the week after the move, we ask you to be patient if we are unable to respond to your service requests as quickly as we'd like, as we may not have immediate access to the information we need to assist you. Be assured that we are taking every step to keep any disruption in service to a minimum.



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.