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Retiree Resources

 The HELPS Retiree Act

The new law will provide a modest tax benefit to retired public safety officers to pay for health
care by allowing the use, on a pretax basis, of up to $3,000 annually from their pension funds
(including defined benefit plans and defined contribution plans) to pay for premiums on health
care and long-term care insurance. This provision went into effect on 1 January 2007. 

Click here to read entire FAQs of The HELPS Act.


Monthly Benefit Payment Schedule
The Austin Firefighters Pension Office strives to ensure that its Retirees receive their monthly pension benefit every month no later than the last day of each month.

 Address Change/Update Form
Please keep your address current with the Pension Office. Please click link below to fill out the form and click send for direct submittal, in order to make sure any correspondence, newsletters, election notices, 1099-R’s, and your annual statement, as well as your annuity check (if receiving by mail) is sent to the correct address.

Click on box to submit an address change. 

Bank Change/Update Form

Austin Firefighters Pension office recommends that you sign up for Direct Deposit when you retire so your checks will be electronically deposited to your account in your financial institution without having to wait for the mail.  If your account is ever changed or closed, please complete and submit the form below immediately.


Click on box to submit/update Bank info. 


 Retiree Insurance Questions
City of Austin Human Resources (HR) currently provides basic medical, dental and vision coverage to City of Austin retirees and dependents. If you sign up for these benefits at retirement, your share of the premiums are deducted from your monthly benefit payment and sent to the City for you. You can reach City of Austin HR at (512) 974-3284. Their office is located in One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, Suite 600, Austin, TX 78704.

Click here for the 2023 Retiree Benefits Guide. 

Click here to review Survivors Beneficiary Guide.

Sample QDRO  

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