Your Retirement

Articles about Your Retirement that may be useful to Massachusetts retirees.

Apply For Fuel Assistance By April 28

MARCH 2000 - Needless
to say, this winter has not been kind when it comes to heating our
homes. Relief - other than with warmer temperatures - may be available
to you from the Commonwealthís Fuel Assistance Program.

More About Federal Taxes And Pensions

JANUARY 2000 - Most Commonly Asked Questions - Not
unexpectedly, our office has received numerous phone calls from members
about federal taxes on their pensions since our article on that subject
in the March Voice. We hope our answers, to some of the most commonly
asked questions, help you not only to complete your '99 tax return but
also to better plan for this year.

Direct Deposit: Be Alert With Bank Mergers

NOVEMBER 1999 - If
the State and Teacher’s Retirement Systems are any indication as to the
number of retirees utilizing direct deposit (approximately 66% and 80%
respectively), then we expect that a large majority of our members may
use this method to receive their pensions. While most retirees never
experience a problem, unfortunately there are times - however
infrequent - when an electronic transfer of one’s pension may not be
completed.