Retired Dues and Membership
About MTA and NEA Retired Membership
The NEA and the MTA offer both annual and lifetime retired membership options. The MTA membership year runs from July 1 through June 30.
Annual dues payers receive a renewal bill each summer. Membership cards for the forthcoming year are issued upon receipt of the renewal dues payment.
Lifetime membership requires a one-time dues payment. Membership automatically rolls forward into each new membership year and a card request is generated each August.
Membership cards are accepted by vendors through the end of August each year (rather than June) to allow time for the issuance of new annual cards.
As of 2021, NEA Retired membership is available at a reduced rate for Education Support Professionals for their work to keep students healthy, safe, supported, engaged and challenged so they are ready to learn. ESPs include school employees in the following job families:
- Clerical services
- Custodial and maintenance services
- Food services
- Health and student services
- Security services
- Skilled trades
- Technical services,
- Transportation services
2022-2023 Dues Rates
The NEA and MTA are unified organizations, so you must select one level of each to join, but you can mix and match annual and lifetime memberships.
- NEA Retired Professional Annual: $35
- NEA Retired Professional Lifetime: $300
- NEA Retired Education Support Professional (ESP) Annual: $21
- NEA Retired Education Support Professional (ESP) Lifetime: $180
- MTA Retired Annual: $30
- MTA Retired Lifetime: $550
- MTA Retired Member over 80 years of age: $0
How to Purchase or Renew Retired Membership
We are in the process of updating our online enrollment and renewal payments system to accommodate newly approved NEA dues rates for ESP members.
If you are a retired ESP, download our brochure for MTA Retired members, complete the enrollment form and return it with a check made payable to MTA. Enrollment forms should be mailed to MTA Membership Accounting, 2 Heritage Drive, Floor 8, Quincy, Massachusetts 02171.
If you are a retired professional, you may pay online or download our brochure, complete the enrollment form and return it with a check made payable to MTA. Enrollment forms should be mailed to MTA Membership Accounting, 2 Heritage Drive, Floor 8, Quincy, Massachusetts 02171.
If you have questions about membership criteria, contact MTA Retired & Student Member Organizer Robert Whalen, (617) 878-8206 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.