Welcome to MEABF.org
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.
We take care of the people who take care of Chicago.
June 12, 2015
A Quick Guide to DisabilityClick here to download a brief oveview of the Fund's Disability Benefits for our members. There are two types of disability benefits with two seperate benefit structures. Check to see which is right for you. For more information, call our offices at (312) 236-4700 and press 4.
May 26, 2015
MEABF Hires Investment OfficerThe MEABF has hired Juan Lopez, Jr. as its Investment Officer. Read more about Mr. Lopez here.
May 8, 2015
PENSION REFORM LITIGATION (Doris Heaton et al., Appellees, v. Pat Quinn, Governor, State of Illinois, et al., Appellants)Although this litigation DOES NOT involve the MEABF of Chicago or recent changes to laws governing this pension fund, we are providing a link to the Illinois Supreme Court's ruling in order to assist our members who are looking for information.
You can read the Illinois Supreme Court's ruling here.
April 10, 2015
2015 Pension Verification FormsThe 2015 Pension Verification Forms were mailed out. If you did not receive your form, please call our office immediately. They are due back in the office, signed and notarized, by June 1, 2015. To schedule an appointment to complete your form in-house please contact the Annuitant Services Department at (312) 236-4700.
March 10, 2015
Mary J. Jones v Municipal Employees' Annuity and Benefit Fund of ChicagoPlease see the Fund's Legislative page for an update on this litigation.