Frequently Asked Questions
- The period of time an employee is not working due to an injury on the job and is being paid workers’ compensation.
- The period of time spent in the military service by an employee who was a member of the Fund before leaving for military service, for which a maximum credit of 4 years is allowed, if such time occurs during a period of national emergency or such military service is compulsory.
No optional benefit for spouse
33 1/3% without pop-up
25% without pop-up
50% with pop-up
33 1/3% with pop-up
25% with pop-up
5, 10 or 15 years term certain benefits
Yes. When a member is out of work and receiving Workers’ Compensation payments, it does count as creditable membership service.
This means that your pension benefit will be directly reduced by the amount of the Workers’ Compensation benefit that you receive.
Workers’ Compensation payments that are based on an injury different from the injury that qualified you for a disability pension will not affect your disability retirement benefit.
The MBTARF Pension is not taxable in the state of Massachusetts. Retirees residing in Massachusetts should not include their pensionable earnings from the MBTA Retirement Fund as income on their Massachusetts return.