Retired Dues and Membership

About MTA and NEA Retired Membership

Retired Enrollement form
Retired Member Legal Services policy & Eligibility


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:

2023-2024 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.

How to Purchase or Renew Retired Membership

Online: Pay your dues with a credit card on our secure payment site.

Enroll/Renew Online

By Mail: Download our MTA Retired members brochure, complete the enrollment form and return it with a check made payable to MTA. Mail to MTA Membership Accounting, 2 Heritage Drive, Floor 8, Quincy, Massachusetts 02171.

Enroll/Renew by mail


If you have questions about membership criteria, contact MTA Retired & Student Member Organizer Robert Whalen, (617) 878-8206 or email him at