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Pension clinics

The UFT’s popular pension clinics — a mini-course in pensions and related retirement matters — are scheduled year-round. For your convenience, all information is now included in one session.

The UFT Pension Department's retirement workshops — a series of courses designed to give you all the information you need to know about your retirement — are scheduled year-round. 

The workshops are for UFT members only. Registration is required. Space in these virtual workshops is limited, and walk-ins will not be admitted. For the duration of the COVID-19 pandemic, these workshops will take place on Zoom. After you register, you'll receive a confirmation email with the information you'll need to access the meeting. Please do not call the union to register.

Upcoming pension clinics

Are you interested in learning more about your pension benefits and the other benefits you'll receive as a UFT retiree? We encourage you to join our UFT pension experts at one of our upcoming pension clinics this May. All workshops run from 4 to 5 p.m. Sign up below: 

  • Monday, May 10 — Introduction, Annual Benefit Summary booklets and the death benefit: In this clinic for all UFT members, participants will get an introduction to the retirement planning process, receive information about Annual Benefit Summary booklets and the death benefit and get answers to key questions about the retirement process. 

    Register now
  • Tuesday, May 11 — Turning 65: In this clinic for UFT members approaching age 65, participants will be joined by a pension consultant from the UFT Welfare Fund to get useful information about how to enroll in Medicare and have their questions answered. 

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  • Monday, May 17 — Tier 6 Milestones, final average salary calculations and CAR Days: In this clinic for TRS Tier 4 UFT members, participants will learn about milestones, how to calculate their final average salary and how to get reimbursed for unused CAR days.

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  • Wednesday, May 19 — Tier 4 Milestones, final average salary calculations and CAR Days: In this clinic for TRS Tier 4 UFT members, participants will learn about milestones, how to calculate their final average salary and how to get reimbursed for unused CAR days.

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  • Thursday, May 20 — Pension Options, TDA, SHIP, RTC: In this clinic for UFT members in the TRS system, participants will learn about pension options, their tax-deferred annuity, the UFT's Supplemental Health Insurance Program and how to get involved with the Retired Teachers Chapter after you retire.

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  • Friday, May 21 — Health benefits at retirement: In this clinic for all UFT members, participants will learn about the health benefits they'll receive as UFT retirees. 

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  • Thursday, May 27 — BERS presentation: In this clinic for UFT-represented members in the BERS retirement system, participants will review the basics of you defined-benefit pension and discuss what you can do to ensure a financially secure retirement.

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For more pension information, call your UFT borough office or the Teachers’ Retirement System at 888-8NYC-TRS (888-869-2877); or visit uft.org/pension or www.trsnyc.org.