The Public Employees Retirement Association (PERA) is a lifetime income, cost-sharing retirement plan for Minnesota public employees. As a public employee, you are eligible for this pension program.
PERA administers retirement, disability, and survivor benefits for local government and school district employees. PERA is established by Minnesota Statutes, governed by an 11-member Board of Trustees, and is a qualified defined benefit plan under Section 401(a) of the Internal Revenue Code. PERA’s mission is to administer and promote sustainable retirement plans and provide services our member’s value. We do this by providing secure retirement benefits members can count on at affordable rates for public employers, with member-focused service delivery.
Visit their website for more information and resources at mnpera.org.
Become a Retiree Member!
As a Local 284 Member, you may be eligible to keep your status as a member upon retirement! The dues are $4 per month, and automatic withdrawals are deducted twice a year (in March & September) from your PERA account. If you are not drawing from your PERA account a $24 check can be sent to our office twice a year, or $48 once a year.
As a member of the retiree group, you will be able to participate in SEIU’s Members-Only Benefits that include:
- $3,500 Accidental Death & Dismemberment
- Up to $2,500 Member Memorial (depending on years of membership)
For more benefits that our available, visit our website here.
If you wish to join us as a Retiree Member, please contact our Dues Coordinator:
Andrea Running, Dues Coordinator
AndreaR@Local284.com | 651-256-9111
Support our Initiatives
The PERA pension in Minnesota is always under attack. We want to engage with you and other retirees to ensure the strongest public pension for now and in the future. As a retiree member you will receive legislative updates, have opportunities to go to our State Capitol and talk with your elected official on pension issues, and join with members and retirees for other special events. Dues will not be used for political contributions.