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2019 Spring Newsletter

The Spring 2019 Newsletter has been posted to the site.  Highlights of this issue include: understanding PTSD and its impact on first responders and how retirees' pension benefits make an impact in the local economy.  The Board recently voted to increase the retiree COLA base and presents a COLA history from 1999 - present.  Getting ready to retire?  Read about our resources for estimating your benefits, how creditable services plays a role in your allowance, and important Social Security updates.  We continue our pension education series with future stops in Wayland, Pepperell, Acton and Westford.


Register Soon for the Pension Education Series: Understanding Your Public Pension and Social Security

The Middlesex County Retirement Board is pleased to announce the schedule of its 2019 Pension Education Series: Understanding Your Public Pension and Social Security. We invite members of the MCRS and their families to attend one of our popular seminars on public employee retirement benefits and the basics of Social Security, including up to date information on how the “Windfall Elimination Provision” and “Government Pension Offset” impact those benefits. 

These sessions are important for your financial planning, whether you are a new member, a vested mid-career member, or nearing retirement. Topics include the retirement benefit calculation formula, health insurance, taxes, working after retirement, cost-of-living adjustments and how your retirement benefits interact with Social Security.  By attending one of our seminars you will learn more about one of your most valuable assets. We look forward to having you join us.





Council on Aging, Pepperell

Thursday, September 19, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Acton Town Hall

Thursday, October 10, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Council on Aging, Westford

Wednesday, November 6, 2019, 4:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.



Welcome to Middlesex County Retirement System

The Middlesex County Retirement Board is pleased to provide our active and retired members, their families, and the public information about the Middlesex County Retirement System.

The website can be used as a helpful retirement planning tool, as a reliable source of important explanations of the public employee retirement law, and as a way to report current news about the retirement system.