If you have questions about your pension plan, please contact the pension administrator directly:
Worcester Regional Retirement System https://www.wrrboard.org/
Frequently Asked Questions
Is pension mandatory?
Yes, unless you are already a retiree and collecting a pension benefit. If you are an employee in the public sector you have to enroll in Mass Teachers Retirement or Worcester Regional Retirement whichever is applicable.
What if I contributed to both Social Security and Pension what happens when I retire?
You cannot collect 100% of both. Social Security will be offset by 2/3’rds of your pension.
How do I know what is pensionable and non pensionable income?
Pensionable income is a flat amount stated in the union contracts. Examples are longevity and stipends. Work days that state “will” work. Income that states “may” work is non pensionable.
Can I increase my pension deduction?
No, the pension deduction is a percentage mandated by the pension board.
Do I a participate in Retirement Plus?
Retirement plus originated with MTRS and those enrolled pay a flat amount of 11%.
Members can log into MTRS to calculate their retirement and view if they are in retirement plus or regular retirement. Anyone newly joining MTRS is automatically enrolled in Retirement Plus.