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What is a pension?

Pensions vs. other savings

The 2018 pension law, explained

What the changes mean to you
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TRA is the defined-benefit pension plan for Minnesota educators.
We’ve got you covered for life.

  • The early career teacher

    When you’re in your 20s and early 30s, retirement might seem far off. But it’s never too early to work toward your long-term financial goals.

  • The Mid-Career Professional

    With years of experience now behind you, here’s what you need to know in your 30s and 40s about your TRA benefits and retirement planning.

  • Nearing Retirement

    After age 55 is a great time to meet with us to review your benefit estimate, learn more about TRA, and decide on your retirement timetable.

  • The retired Educator

    Now that you’ve graduated to a new life stage, learn about cost-of-living increases, taxes, and more as you pursue your retirement dreams.

All about early retirement

You might be considering retiring early. If you do, your benefit must be reduced because you will be receiving it for a longer period of time.

“Early retirement” is any age earlier than 66, and the younger you retire before age 66, the higher the reduction—similar to Social Security.

Learn more about early retirement

TRA News and Events

  • TRIB newsletters

    The TRA Information Bulletin (“TRIB”) is published three times a year — October, January, June — and is the official newsletter of the Teachers Retirement Association. The most recent member and retiree…

  • About post-retirement work

    Are you thinking about working as a part-time teacher during retirement? Here’s what you need to know about working after you begin receiving pension benefits.
    TRA retirees may return to work with a…

  • Secure your account

    The most important thing you can do to secure your private data with TRA is to set up a MyTRA online account with a strong, unique password. TRA now offers an optional…

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If you are an employer contact and do not yet have an employer login, call TRA employer assistance 1-800-657-3853.

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“To me, it's all about the retirement security of TRA members and preserving the pension plan for our retirees, our hard-working educators, our young teachers and those who join Minnesota's education workforce in the future."

— Jay Stoffel, TRA Executive Director

"Go to a TRA office and learn your options.
This brings clarity to your financial profile."

— Robert Strandquist, TRA retiree
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