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Social Security, Supplemental Security benefits

Social Security and Supplemental Security Income benefits for approximately 70 million Americans will increase 1.3 percent in 2021, the Social Security Administration has announced.

IRMAA update

Because the city Office of Labor Relations is closed due to the pandemic, it is unable to process the Medicare Income-Related Monthly Adjustment Amount (IRMAA) submissions mailed to the office. As a result, some members may not have received the correct reimbursement. 

Become a Retiree Programs instructor

The UFT Welfare Fund Retiree Programs is seeking new instructors in New York and Florida to teach in its Si Beagle Learning Center program during the day.

Elections fuel Florida members

Despite heroic efforts to get out the vote in Florida, UFT retiree volunteers were unable to swing the state to Joe Biden. UFT retiree coordinators and activists on both coasts were disappointed, especially since polls indicated a strong possibility of turning the state blue. 

Now she’s the class clown

Rosemary DelValle served as an elementary school teacher in the Bronx and Manhattan for 38 years. Now retired, DelValle has transferred all the skills she honed to engage and motivate students to her new role as Merry Rose the Clown. 

Get-out-the-vote effort in Georgia

The get-out-the-vote effort in the swing state of Georgia was strong with the help of the AFTVotes bus that rolled into Atlanta on Oct. 28.

'Fantastic journey' awaits course-takers

There has been a surge in registration for Si Beagle courses as classes switch from on-site to online and retirees become remote learners.

Transfer of power

RTC Chapter Leader Tom Murphy says the long wait for an outcome in the presidential election has been worth it. "I look for Biden to express the best we as a nation have to offer," he says.

Zooming in on courses

As part of a 12-class Si Beagle schedule put together for Westchester Section retirees, members are creating historic records of the pandemic of 2020 in the COVID Metamorphosis Class, writing memoirs of life as we are living it today.