How to Join/Renew PEF Retirees


Become a PEF Retiree!

Join over 19,000 PEF Retirees who take advantage of our benefits and appreciate our advocacy for the rights of retirees. Once you retire, your union–PEF, can no longer advocate or negotiate on your behalf. That is why we encourage you to join PEF Retirees, so you can rest-assured that your hard-earned retiree benefits are protected. Two membership classifications are available to choose from; one for prior active, dues-paying PEF union members, and the second for individuals with no prior dues-paying member participation in PEF. View the PEF Retiree Benefits overview to see what benefits are available for each member classification.

Join Today and Receive Your First Year of Membership Free!

Receive your first year of membership at no cost to you! All subsequent years, your membership dues are only $18 annually via automated pension deduction ($1.50 per month), or $21 annually if paying by check.  Rates change effective January 1, 2020:  $36 annually via pension deduction ($3.00 per month), or $41 annually if paying by check.

When you join PEF Retirees, you have the opportunity to continue to take advantage of the many benefits afforded you through PEF Membership Benefits Program. But the value of your membership goes beyond PEF MBP benefits. As a PEF retiree, you are able to:

  • Attend local Chapter meetings to keep in touch with fellow retirees and remain informed of current news and legislation that affects your retirement benefits;
  • Participate in organizing efforts including phone banking, rally participation, and volunteer activism;
  • Receive monthly digital issues of The Communicator, in addition to a quarterly print publication, containing valuable retiree-related articles regarding healthcare developments, retirement issues such as benefit preservation, and more — written by Statewide PEF Retiree President, Jim Carr.

Most Importantly: You benefit from Statewide Retiree Executive Board lobbying and advocacy efforts for the protection and enhancement of your retirement benefits, including: secure retirement with a secure pension; affordable, health insurance; and the preservation of both Social Security and Medicare, just to name a few.

Join PEF Retirees and become a member of an active and growing membership. Unity and strength in numbers will help ensure the quality we all seek in our golden years.

To Join:

1) Download the Membership Enrollment & Pension Deduction/Automated Renewal Form and mail to:

NYS PEF Retirees
PO Box 12414
Albany, NY 12214-5547

This enrollment form can also be used if you are enrolling and paying by check.


To Renew:

1) Download the Membership Renewal & Pension Deduction Form (for future automated renewals) and mail to:

NYS PEF Retirees
PO Box 12414
Albany, NY 12214-5547

This renewal form can also be used if renewing by check.

Please note: The PEF Retirees office is not able to accept renewal payments or new member enrollment over the phone.


Call us at (800) 342-4306, ext. 288, to request that an enrollment or renewal form be mailed to you.

Join today!