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

With your help, we can serve others, increase volunteer hours, continue to help children and youth, support each other, increase membership, keep informed, choose insurance options, choose to cruise and to obtain an automatic annual cost of living adjustment (COLA).

WVARSE News!

Winter 2019 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 representitives. Stay up to date with your WVARSE news to have the information you need about your retirement benefits. 

 

Legislative Goals 2019

  • That WVARSE will promote legislation to continue and maintain the quality of PEIA coverage
  •  That WVARSE will promote legislation to establish a 1 percent tax on Marcellus, Utica and other lower sand gases together with a 1 percent severance tax on any future cracker plants as a funding source for state public employee’s retiree benefits
  • That WVARSE will promote legislation to increase the minimum pension to $750.00 per month for those retirees with at least 20 years of service.

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 age 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 w/20 yrs and annual benefit of $7200 or less adjusted.
2011 - 13" check of $1200 to retirees w/20 yrs and annual benefit of $7200 or less.

TRS

1998 - All retirees who retired on or after 7/1/1986 but before 4/1/1998 received a $2 @month for every
year of service. All retirees who retired before 4/1/1988 and who were receiving less than or equal to
$300 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 monthly.
2001 - All retirees age 65 retired for 5 years or more received a 5% increase
All retirees age 70 retired for 5 or more years received 10% increase.
All early retirees age 65 retired for 5 or more years received a 3% increase.
2006 - All retirees age 70 retired for 5 or more years received 3% increase.
2008 - 13th check of $600 to retirees w/20 yrs and annual benefit $7200 or less adjusted.