Welcome to MEABF.org
We take care of the people who take care of Chicago.

MEABF is a defined benefit, single employer benefit plan that was established in 1921 by an act of the Illinois General Assembly to provide disability and retirement benefits to qualified employees of the City of Chicago and the Chicago Board of Education. Our sole purpose is to pay earned benefits to our members, which is funded by a combination of member contributions, taxes levied by the City of Chicago, and investment earnings from Plan reserves. MEABF is a component unit of the City of Chicago, and as such, is included in the City of Chicago's financial statements as a pension trust fund.

Recent News

September 15, 2017
The MEABF is Looking for a Medical Provider

The Trustees of the Retirement Board of the Municipal Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago are accepting proposals for Fund Medical Provider. The requirements and RFP document can be found on the Fund's Procurement page or by clicking here.


The deadline for responses to this Request for Proposal has been changed to 4:00 p.m., Tuesday, October 31, 2017.

August 22, 2017
2017 Trustee Election - Friday, October 27

Information regarding the next election for Trustee of the MEABF Retirement Board can be found here.

August 2, 2017
The 2016 CAFR Is Now Available for Review

The Trustees and Staff of the MEABF present the 2016 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report. You can see a copy of the report by clicking here.

July 24, 2017
Public Act 100-0023

Public Act 100-0023 became law on July 6, 2017. To learn more about this law and the effect it has on funding and member contributions, please see the Fund's Legislature page.

June 26, 2017
2016 Annual Report

At the last Regular Meeting of the MEABF Board of Trustees on June 22, 2017, Bansley & Kiener presented the 2016 Annual Report. A full copy of the 2016 Annual Report can be viewed here or under the Publications Tab.

May 23, 2017
2016 Actuarial Report

The 2016 Actuarial Report was presented at the May 18 Board Meeting. You may review the report by clicking here.


Additional information, including the reports cover letter and the abridged presentation are also available for review.

May 16, 2017
Regular Meeting Date Change

Please note, the Regular Meeting of the Board of Trustees for October, 2017 has been changed to Wednesday, October 25, 2017.

May 8, 2017
Annual Pension Verification

Annual Pension Verification Forms have been mailed to all annuitants who receive a pension from the MEABF. Please complete the form, have it notorized and return it to the MEABF no later than September 30, 2017.


If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the the Fund's Annuitant Services group.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide benefits for our members, and our goals are to provide excellent service and preserve the fiscal integrity and financial stability of the Fund.

Thinking About Retiring?

The annuity calculator allows you to enter data to calculate an unofficial projection of your estimated Municipal Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund (MEABF) retirement benefit.

Have You Returned to Work or Are You Considering Returning to Work?

Annuitants currently collecting a pension from the MEABF may not return to work for an employer who contributes to the MEABF in any capacity.Please contact the Fund's Annuitant Services teamimmediately if you have returned to work or if you have questions.

Life Events

All Active, Retired and Surviving Spouse Members:

As life events occur: relocations, marriages, births, deaths, divorce, etc., you should keep the Pension Fund updated of any and all changes. This is to assure you received news, updates and/or tax forms in a timely fashion.

Are You Unable to Work Due to Injury or Illness?

If you are unable to work due to injury or illness, remember that you may qualify for Ordinary or Duty Disability Benefits. Click here to download the Fund's Disability Handbook, find out which benefit you may qualify for and how to apply.