The MTRS and you: An overview for new members
Your MTRS Benefits
|These videos are based on our 2018 “Your MTRS Benefits” seminar series, and provide an overview of benefits for Tier 1 members (membership date before April 2, 2012)—from the basics of the MTRS, to what you will need to know when retired.
Or download the updated April 2021 Your MTRS Benefits booklet (includes updated interest rates).
Please note: at the time of this video’s recording, the hourly limit for MA public employment as a retiree was 960 hours per calendar year. As of 7/1/2021, that limit has been increased to 1,200 hours per calendar year
Ready for Retirement
|These videos are a supplement to our “Ready for Retirement” seminar series, and provide an overview of planning for retirement, completing the Retirement Application and what you’ll need to know after retirement.
Download the Ready for Retirement presentation guide to see an example of a completed Retirement Application.
Questions about how to complete a specific page in the retirement application? Click on the page number and jump right to that section:
Enrolling in the MTRS
If you are a new member of the MTRS, or a current member who is changing districts, you will need to complete your online enrollment in MyTRS.
Leaving service prior to retirement
Learn what your options are if you leave MTRS service prior to retirement.
In 2019, as part of our 105th anniversary celebration, we were honored to interview Mary Madden, a 105-year-old MTRS retiree. Ms. Madden retired as the principal of the Lake Street School in Spencer, Massachusetts in 1981. Sadly, Ms. Madden passed away on April 29, 2020.