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

August 7, 2018
Change of Meeting Notice

In accordance with 5 ILCS 120/2.03 of the Illinois Open Meetings Act, notice is hereby given for a change to the 2018 regular meetings schedule of the Municipal Employees’ Annuity and Benefit Fund of Chicago. The meeting previously called for Thursday, August 23, 2018, at 9:00 a.m. at the Fund office has been changed to Wednesday, August 22 at 9:00 a.m. at the Fund office, 321 North Clark Street, Suite 700, Chicago, Illinois.

August 2, 2018
City of Chicago Civilian Pre-Retirement Seminar

The MEABF is participating in the City of Chicago's Civilian Retirement Seminar on August 22, 2018, at the City of Chicago Public Safety Headquarters located at 3510 South Michigan Avenue. 


This seminar is for City of Chicago employees only.


If you are interested in attending, please coordinate through your department's human resources representatives.

July 19, 2018
2017 Abridged CAFR Report

The 2017 Abridged CAFR Report is scheduled to be mailed by July 31, 2018. An electronic version of the report can be accessed here.

July 3, 2018
2017 CAFR

The 2017 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report ("CAFR") is now available on the Fund's website. Click here to review the CAFR.

June 21, 2018
MEABF Audit Report

The 2017 Audit of Fund Financials was presented to the Board of Trustees on Thursday, June 21. To review the report, please click here.

June 7, 2018
MEABF In The News - Bond Buyer

Funding issues related to the MEABF were recently discussed in The Bond Buyer Magazine.


You may be required to register to view the article.

May 18, 2018
2017 Actuarial Report

At the Board of Trustee's Regular Meeting on Thursday, May 17, 2018, the Fund's Actuarial Consultants, Segal Consultants, presented the 2017 Actuarial Report. You can find a copy of the full report here. An abridged presentation of the Actuarial Report can be accessed here.

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.