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

October 26, 2020
2020 MEABF Trustee Election

The 2020 MEABF Trustee Election begins at 12:01 a.m., Monday, October 26 and will be open 24-hours a day until 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2020.


Online voting can be accessed by clicking here or by cutting and pasting the following address into your browser: https://meabfofchicago.simplyvoting.com/index.php


Telephone voting can be accessed at (866) 398-2715. 


The MEABF Voter Hotline (312) 379-2139 will be manned Monday, October 26 - Friday, October 30 from 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.


Candidate Information is available on our Election Page.

October 21, 2020
Election Credentials

The Independent Election Administrator began mailing Election Credentials Monday, October 12. Members should begin receiving their unique credentials and passcodes this week. To see a sample of the letter containing this information, click here. The envelope containing credentials looks like this.


Online and telephone polls will open at 12:01 a.m. on Monday, October 26, 2020.


To see information about this year's candidates, check out the Election page on our website.

October 8, 2020
Candidate Statements

The Candidate Statements for the 2020 Trustee Election can be found on the Fund's Election page


Active members of the MEABF will be mailed voting credentials which will allow you to vote either online or via telephone from 12:01 a.m., Monday, October 26 through 6:00 p.m., Friday, October 30, 2020. Election criteria will be mailed to the address provided to the Fund from the member's employer.



Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide benefits for our members by providing excellent customer service to our members and preserving 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 team immediately 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.