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CTPF Member Benefits

The Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund (CTPF) is a defined benefit retirement plan which provides a lifetime retirement benefit to vested members who meet minimum age and service requirements.

General Information

For detailed information about retirement benefits and eligibility requirements, download the Your CTPF Pension information sheet.

Educational Workshop for Active Members 

CTPF hosted an educational workshop for active members in cooperation with the CTU Pension and Insurance Committee on Wednesday, November 8, 2023, at 4:30 p.m. The presentation provided an overview of general pension information including:

  • Know the Differences - Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 Benefits
  • Ways to maximize your benefit
  • Survivorship and Death Benefits

View the webinar recording and presentation from the November workshop below.

View the webinar recording here | Passcode: L1mgDK%8

View the webinar presentation here.

Disability Benefits

A disability pension may be payable in the event of permanent disability with certain qualifications and service requirements. Download the Understanding Disability Benefits information sheet for information about the two types of disability benefits offered by CTPF and how to apply for disability.

Survivor & Death Benefits

The survivor and death benefits provided by CTPF are an important part of a family's financial future. If you are aware of the death of a CTPF member, please contact Member Services, 312.641.4464, to report the death so CTPF can begin the process of paying any benefits due. Visit Survivor & Death Benefits for more information.

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