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General information for active members

Handbook of Benefits and Services

How to set up a MyTRA online account


Beneficiary designation

Glossary of terms and definitions

Reporting a TRA member's death

Address changes (permanent and temporary; email and mailing)

Name changes

Guide for TRA Members Regarding Their Personal TRA Data and Information

Teaching years

Understand your TRA pension plan, its benefits and services

Vesting: Eligibility for benefits

Contribution rates: current and historical

Service credit: calculation and how it affects your benefits

Salary: definition of eligible salary

High-five formula

Annual statement

Leave of absence

Deferred annuity

Disability benefits

Refund of contributions

Repayment of refunds

Military service purchase

Part-time teacher program

Nearing retirement

Plan a secure and fulfilling retirement

Retirement eligibility

Early retirement (before age 66)

Preparing for retirement:

Counseling services: individual sessions and group workshops

Last day of employment Q and A (previously called termination date)

Return-to-work agreement

Select an annuity plan

Applying for retirement benefits

Defined benefit plan description

Improved Money Purchase program

Accelerated annuity

Qualified supplemental needs trust

Investment objectives and performance

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