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Massachusetts Service Employees Pension FAQs

How can a member get a Pension Application Package?

 

Please click here to download a Pension Application Package. You can also request a Pension Application Package be mailed to you by contacting a Benefit Representative at (617) 399-4616 or visit the Fund office located at 26 West Street, 3rd Floor, Boston MA 02111. The office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

What is normal retirement date?

 

Normal retirement date is the date of the member’s/employee’s 65th birthday or, if later, the 5th anniversary of their initial membership in the plan.

Is there an early retirement option?

 

Early retirement is available to members/employees that have been credited with 5 or more consecutive years of Vesting Service and are at least 55 years old. However, the amount of the member’s/employee’s monthly payments will be reduced according to the starting date of their pension, to reflect the fact that payments will probably be made over a longer period of time then if they had retired at Normal Retirement Date.

How many years of service and hours are needed in order to be eligible for Pension Benefits under the Massachusetts Service Employees’ Pension Fund?

 

If member/employee worked at least five (5) consecutive years and worked 1000 hours or more each of those years and retired after 1997 OR if a member/employee worked at least ten (10) consecutive years and worked 1000 hours or more each of those years and if retired before 1997.

How is service and benefit determined when member retire?

 

You must request a Detailed Earnings Listing record from Social Security Administration for his/her years of covered employment. To do this, you may submit this form. Please follow the directions on the form and submit it directly to the Social Security Administration.

I received an Alive and Well Form in the mail. How can I get it notarized?

 

You must have your Alive and Well Form notarized by a Notary Public. Please note that you may bring your Alive and Well Form to the Pension Fund office located at 26 West Street, 3rd Floor, Boston MA 02111 and a staff Notary Public will notarize it for you at no cost. If you choose this option, please note that you must sign and date the form in the presence of the Notary Public and present proper identification. For more information, please call a Benefit Representative at 617-399-4616.



Did You Receive an Alive and Well Form in the Mail?

Please note that we have several Notary Publics on staff who can notarize your Alive and Well Form on the spot at no cost to you!

For more information, please call a Benefit Representative at 617-399-4616 or email info@615funds32bj.org

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