CTPF Member Benefits

The Chicago Teachers' Pension Fund (CTPF) is a defined benefit retirement plan which provides a lifetime retirement benefit to vested members who meet minimum age and service requirements.

General Information

For detailed information about retirement benefits and eligibility requirements, download the Your CTPF Pension information sheet.

Educational Workshops for Active Members 

CTPF To You: Understanding Pension Benefits 

CTPF presented an educational workshop for members working now on May 14, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. The workshop covered general pension information including:

Know the Differences - Tier 1 vs. Tier 2 Benefits
Ways to maximize your benefit
Survivorship and Death Benefits

CTPF To You: Understanding Tier 2 Benefits 

CTPF presented an educational workshop for members in cooperation with the CTU Pension and Insurance Committee on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at 4:30 p.m. The workshop covered Tier 2 benefits. Corebridge Financial was in attendance to provided further information on retirement plan options. 

Disability Benefits

A disability pension may be payable in the event of permanent disability with certain qualifications and service requirements. Download the Understanding Disability Benefits information sheet for information about the two types of disability benefits offered by CTPF and how to apply for disability.

Survivor & Death Benefits

The survivor and death benefits provided by CTPF are an important part of a family's financial future. If you are aware of the death of a CTPF member, please contact Member Services, 312.641.4464, to report the death so CTPF can begin the process of paying any benefits due. Visit Survivor & Death Benefits for more information.