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Age to start minimum distributions is now 72

The age at which required minimum distributions (RMDs) must begin has been changed from 70½ to 72. This change is effective for individuals who reach age 70½ after Dec. 31, 2019, and who have since left active service.

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Rules for working after retirement

If you are a UFT retiree who plans to reenter the workforce on a full- or part-time basis, you must follow some important rules or you will jeopardize your pension and Social Security benefits.

Tom Murphy

Happy birthday, UFT

This year marks the 60th anniversary of two milestones in the history of this union: the March 16, 1960, founding of the United Federation of Teachers and the Nov. 7, 1960, commencing of our first strike.

UFT members come together to support better pay for Florida teachers

Activism abounds in Orlando

UFT retirees in the Orlando, Florida, section are stepping up their political activism under the leadership of a former Bronx chapter leader.

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From special ed to documentary film

Retired special education teacher produces five documentaries about 34 veterans from his community in St. Augustine, Florida.

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Post-retirement earnings limit increases

If you work for a public employer after retirement, there is a limit to how much you can earn during the calendar year. That amount increased to $35,000 for 2020, up from $30,000 last year, due to legislation signed in December.

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Si Beagle corrections

BRONX: XS 807 Polymer Clay Jewelry. Mold and form polymer clay into an endless variety of jewelry components that can be assembled into one-of-a-kind creations. Learn the basics of using this technique, tools, textures and more. Two Friday sessions: March 27; April 3. 10 a.m.–1 p.m. $12 includes registration and materials. R. Demers.

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Age to start minimum distributions is now 72

The age at which required minimum distributions must begin has been changed from 70½ to 72. This change is effective for individuals who reach age 70½ after Dec. 31, 2019, and who have since left active service.

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Special call center handles retiree needs

When it comes to retirees and meeting their needs, the UFT doesn't let any grass grow under its feet.