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Since 1926, the primary
mission of this Association is the betterment of all teachers
who have retired from the Chicago Public Schools.
A major part of this mission is the protection of the
The following is a list of
valuable links and resources:
- RTAC is pleased to
announce that it now is able to provide complimentary
Notary Public service for our members at our
office Mondays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays between 10:00
a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Please call prior to coming to our
office located at
N. Wabash Avenue – Suite 2010 in Chicago to
ensure that our notary public staff member is available.
You also need to bring a photo ID.
an experienced lobbiest in Springfield to keep our
membership informed about pending legislation and to
help alert our membership to the potentially bad (or
good) points of various proposed bills. See this
page for the status of pending legislation.
Find your local Illinois legislators at
your 9 digit ZIP code, click 'Find Address', 'OK' and
'Confirm Address'. If you live outside of
Illinois, visit your state's website.
Chicago Teacher's Pension Fund
(CTPF) website is here, recent
CTPF actions and information is here,
the Chicago Teacher's Union (CTU)
website is here and the Illinois
Sate Board of Education (ISBE) is here.
Information about Retired Educator's
Licensure and Reinstatement Requirements
on the ISBE website is here.
- Information on a City of Chicago
property tax rebate program can be found here.
- The Cook
County Elder Justice Center (CCEJC) is
designed to serve as a resource center for citizens of
Cook County who are aged 60 and older. The CCEJC will provide information
and support needed to help older adults avoid becoming
victims of abuse, neglect and financial exploitation.
The CCEJC will also provide referrals
to the appropriate legal and social service
agencies. A list of the free workshops provided
by CCEJC is here.
- Information about Oak Street Health
- RTAC is a strong supporter of the Social Security Fairness movement
dedicated to eliminating the Windfall Elimination
Provision (WEP) and the Government Pension Offset
(GPO) provisions that greatly reduce the amount of
Social Security that qualifying members should
receive. See this site for
qualify for the MetLife group
dental program. See this site for more information
on the MetLife program or call the RTAC
office at 1-312-750-1522. MetLife
also provides a number of links that answer
possible oral health questions and provide valuable
information. See this
site. An additional option of the MetLife
dental program is a vision care program. Call the
RTAC office at 1-312-750-1522 for more information on
the vision care portion of the MetLife Dental
- Information about Social Security
Disability benefits is here
and a Social Security benefit
calculator can be found here.
members qualify for the Hear in America
group hearing program which provided discounts on hearing
aids and other hearing services. Call the RTAC
office at 1-312-750-1522 for more information on this
- The Chicago Retired
Teachers' Aid Fund (CRTAF) is dedicated to
helping any member who is going through a tough
financial time. To go to their website click here.
of the Affordable Care Act (alias 'Obama
Care') and how it affects your healthcare insurance cost
by RTAC Director Patricia B. Kubistal here.
- Information about the different types and
options available for Annuities
can be found on this page.
- Estimated travel times via Chicago Expressways is available
- Information on how to get around Chicago on
the CTA is available here.
- Information on how to get around Chicago's
Suburbs on Metra is
- Airline delay
and flight status information is
the RTAC home page.