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Introduction to PERAC Retirement Guides

In November of 2011, Governor Patrick signed Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2011, reforming and moderniz­ing Massachusetts' public pension laws. With the enactment of Chapter 176, whether one's membership in a Massachusetts contributory retirement system commences before or on or after April 2, 2012 has become an important distinction.

To assist members of the systems and other interested parties about retirement benefits PERAC will pub­lish five guides that will reflect changes and amendments to the law through the enactment of Chapter 176 of the Acts of 2011:

Massachusetts Public Employee Retirement Guide for those Who Became Members Prior to April 2, 2012
            Now available on this Website (in HTML and PDF)

Massachusetts Public Employee Retirement Guide for those Who Became Members On or After April 2, 2012
             Now available on this Website (in HTML and PDF)

Guide to Disability Retirement for Public Employees Regardless of the Date of Membership
            Now available on this website (in HTML and PDF)

Guide to Survivor Benefits for Public Employees Who Became Members Prior to April 2, 2012
            Now available on this Website (in HTML and PDF)
 
Guide to Survivor Benefits for Public Employees Who Became Members On or After April 2, 2012
            Not yet availble

Please note that the guides are currently available (as noted above) online only. Hard copies in booklet form will become available upon the successful completion of an RFP process for printing and distributing the guides.

 
 
 
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