Retirees

Overview

Retirees

Retirees and beneficiaries of deceased retirees (collectively, payees) rely on the benefits provided by the Maryland State Retirement and Pension System to help them enjoy their years of retirement. This overview deals with how the benefits provided to payees may be affected during retirement and how the Maryland State Retirement Agency assists payees while they receive their monthly retirement allowances.

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Changing Your Mailing Address

In order for the Maryland State Retirement Agency to mail your annual 1099-R tax document, the bi-annual Retiree News and Notes newsletter and advice slips, it is important that you notify the Retirement Agency in writing when you change your mailing address.  

If you would like to change your address please complete Form 77: Change of Address Form.

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Cost-Of-Living Adjustments (COLA)

Payees may be eligible to receive COLAs on their retirement allowance each July. The adjustment is tied to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Consumer Price Index. A member must be retired at least one year as of July 1 to be eligible to receive that year’s increase.