One Monarch Place, Suite 510 Springfield, MA 01144-4028
Manager: Jonathan Lapriore, 413-784-1711, ext. 106
Springfield office is staffed by five talented representatives who handle all varieties of inquiries from our members and school district administrators in western Massachusetts. The counselors in this office conduct semi-monthly programs in our downtown Springfield office, numerous regional seminars across the state and provide individual counseling sessions to retiring members. Note: Appointments are necessary, so be sure to call ahead to schedule some time with a Counselor.
Regional Retirement Consultations Available
Third Saturday of each month (walk in) 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.
MTA Western Office
55 Bobala Rd. Suite 3
Holyoke 413-535-2415 or home 413.566.3039
Worksheet for calculating Public Servant Retirement
A worksheet to assist in calculating the impact of the Public Servant Retirement Protection Act (H.R. 4391/S.2455) on Social Security benefits is now available on the NEA Web site at http://www.nea.org/lac/socsec/. Just click in the blue "Breaking News" box to access it. The worksheet is also posted at http://www.nea.org/lac/socsec/images/SocSecCalculator.pdf (This address is case-sensitive, so note the Uppercase).
Please note that the worksheet is intended to provide only an estimate of the impact of benefits of the proposed legislation. We have also provided a link from the worksheet to the Social Security Administration's WEP calculator, so that you can find your benefits under the current system and compare to the proposed bill.
Congress is on recess until after Labor Day. We will keep you informed as to activity on the GPO/WEP issue once Congress returns.
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