About

About

 

Our Mission Statement:
The West Virginia Association of Retired School Employees shall promote the professional, economic, intellectual, and social well-being of its members and shall encourage volunteer opportunities throughout West Virginia.

 
 

Our Objectives

 
  • Promote the economic, social, and professional status of all retired school employees

  • Provide an opportunity for expression and interchange of opinions on subjects and issues of special interest to retired school employes
  • Act on behalf of retired school employees on problems involving their welfare and personal needs

  • Work for state and federal legislation to improve retirement living for members of the Association and other citizens.

  • Aid in the strengthening of county associations of retired school employees

  • Develop a cooperative and unified program of activities among retired school employees at the state, regional, and county levels

  • Support other organizations in their efforts to advance education

  • Promote membership in the National Retired Teachers division of the American Association of Retired Persons' Legislative program
 
 

WVARSE News!

Summer 2020 Newsletter

 

Stay up to date with WVARSE happenings! This quarter's newsletter includes upcoming events, legislature news, and information to get in touch with your representatives. Stay up to date with your WVARSE news to have the information you need about your retirement benefits. 

 

 
 
 

Legislative Goals 2020-2021

1.     That WVARSE will promote legislation to continue and maintain the quality of PEIA coverage without increases in premiums, copays, or reduction in benefits.

2.     That WVARSE will promote Legislation to provide a stimulus check of $500 to each retiree that retired 20 or more years ago when a state of emergency is declared for a pandemic.

3.     That WVARSE will promote legislation to increase the pension of those who retired 20 or more years ago by two dollars per month per year of service.

4.     That WVARSE will support AARP efforts at the legislature.

 
 
 

PERS

2000 – All retirees with 20 or more years of service were guaranteed a minimum annuity of $500/month.

2001 -  All retirees age 65 retired for 5 years or more received a 5% increase; all retirees 70 retired for 5 or more years received a 10% increase; all early retirees age 65 retired for 5 or more years received a 3% increase.

2006 -  All retirees age 70, retired 5 or more years, received a 3% increase.

2008 -  13th check of $600 to retirees with 20 years and annual $7,200 or less adjusted.

2011 -  13th check of $1,200 to retirees with 20 years and annual $7,200 or less adjusted.

2019 -  Increased the minimum pensions to $750 per month for retirees with at least 25 years of service

 

TRS

 1998 -  All retirees who retired after 7/1/1986 but before 4/1/1998 and who were receiving less than or equal to $300 /month received an additional $1 /month for each year of service.

2000 – All retirees with 20 or more years of service were guaranteed a minimum annuity of $500/month.

2001 -  All retirees age 65 retired for 5 years or more received a 5% increase; all retirees 70 retired for 5 or more years received a 10% increase, and all early retirees age 65 who retired for 5 or more years received a 3% increase.

2006 -  All retirees age 70, retired 5 or more years, received a 3% increase.

2008 -  13th check of $600 to retirees with 20 years and annual $7,200 or less adjusted.

2011 -  13th check of $1,200 to retirees with 20 years and annual $7,200 or less adjusted.

2019 -  Increased the minimum pensions to $750 per month for retirees with at least 25 years of service