Reciprocal Systems

Overview

Reciprocal Systems

The Illinois Retirement Systems Reciprocal Act (Reciprocal Act) gives retiring Illinois public employees the option to combine service credit earned in any Illinois public retirement systems (except local police and fire pension funds). The Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund (CTPF) is one of 13 Illinois public retirement systems covered by the Reciprocal Act.

If you elect to retire under the provisions of the Reciprocal Act, your service from covered systems is combined upon retirement. The total combined service credit is then used to determine your eligibility for pension benefits from each system and the amount of those benefits.

Reciprocity is not mandatory. If you choose to retire under the provisions of the Reciprocal Act, the systems will exchange information to determine your pension benefits.

For more information on retirement under the provisions of the Reciprocal Act, please download the Reciprocity & Retirement information sheet.

Reciprocal Act Participating Systems

Chicago Teachers’ Pension Fund
203 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2600
Chicago, Illinois 60601
phone: 312-641-4464
fax: 312-641-7185
www.ctpf.org

County Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County
33 North Dearborn Street, Room 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60602-3103
phone: 312-603-1200
fax: 312-603-9760 
www.cookcountypension.com

Forest Preserve District Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Cook County
33 North Dearborn Street, Room 1100
Chicago, Illinois 60602-3103
phone: 312-603-1200
fax: 312-603-9760
www.cookcountypension.com

General Assembly Retirement System
2101 South Veterans Parkway
P.O. Box 19255
Springfield, IL 62794-9255
phone: 217-782-8500
fax: 217-782-7019
www.state.il.us/srs/GARS/home_gars.htm

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
2211 South York Road, Suite 500
Oak Brook, Illinois 60523-2374
phone: 800-275-4673 or 630-368-1010
fax: 630-368-5397
www.imrf.org

Judges’ Retirement System
2101 South Veterans Parkway
P.O. Box 19255
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9255
phone: 217-782-8500
fax: 217-782-7019
www.state.il.us/srs/Judges/home_jrs.htm

Laborers’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago
321 N. Clark Suite #500
Chicago, Illinois 60654
phone: 312-236-2065
fax: 312-236-0574
www.labfchicago.org

Metropolitan Water Reclamation District Retirement Fund
111 East Erie Street, Suite 330
Chicago, Illinois 60611-2898
phone: 312-751-3222
fax: 312-751-5699
www.mwrdrf.org

Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago
321 North Clark Street #700
Chicago, Illinois 60654
phone: 312-236-4700
fax: 312-236-2383
www.meabf.org

Park Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago
55 East Monroe, Suite 2880
Chicago, Illinois 60603
phone: 312-553-9265
fax: 312-553-9114
www.chicagoparkpension.org

State Employees’ Retirement System (SRS)
2101 South Veterans Parkway
P.O. Box 19255
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9255
phone: 217-785-7444
fax: 217-524-2293

Chicago Office:
State of Illinois Center, Suite 2-010
100 West Randolph Street
Chicago, Illinois 60601
phone: 312-814-5853
fax: 312-814-5805
www.state.il.us/srs

State Teachers’ Retirement (TRS) System
2815 West Washington Street
P.O. Box 19253
Springfield, Illinois 62794-9253
phone: 877-927-5877
fax: 217-753-0394

Lisle Office:
phone: 630-505-0071
fax: 630-505-9607
www.trsil.org

State Universities Retirement System (SURS)
P.O. Box 2710
1901 Fox Drive
Champaign, Illinois 61825-2710
phone: 800-275-7877
fax: 217-378-9800
www.surs.com