Welcome to The Retired Member's Assoc. of the NYC Fire Dept.

Welcome to The Retired Member's Assoc. of the NYC Fire Dept.

Welcome to The Retired Member's Assoc. of the NYC Fire Dept.Welcome to The Retired Member's Assoc. of the NYC Fire Dept.Welcome to The Retired Member's Assoc. of the NYC Fire Dept.



OUR NEXT MEETING

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FEBRUARY 25th, 2020

 

 at THE ELKS LODGE, 901 LAKEVILLE ROAD NEW HYDE PARK, NY beginning at 7:30pm

Parking Lot adjacent to Hall or park in the neighborhood

SPECIAL GUEST SPEAKERS:

 Check Back for Special Guest Speakers

Please Sign in when you arrive

FOOD AND REFRESHMENTS TO FOLLOW AT THE MEETING

Come On Down!

It's a great night to get out and meet old friends. Hot Food is served at the conclusion of the meeting.

The RMA Executive Board wishes to all its' members a HAPPY & HEALTHY NEW YEAR

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You Can Now Wait Until 72 To Take Required Minimum Distributions. But Should You?

 

The Secure Act increased the required minimum distribution (RMD) age from 70 1/2 to 72, marking the first change to the RMD age since first becoming law in 1986. The age increase will only apply to anyone born on or after July 1, 1949. Now that some taxpayers will be able to defer distributions from retirement accounts until age 72, should they? It turns out, tax-deferred growth isn’t always a no-brainer.

First, as a practical matter, many retirees can’t actually afford to hold off on using their retirement savings until they’re 72. Even for those who can wait until they reach RMD age, it might not make sense to. The ‘right’ withdrawal strategy will depend on multiple factors, which change over time along with the laws, tax code, and the individual’s personal financial situation.

Here are some of the important considerations to discuss with your financial and tax advisor as you draft a retirement income strategy.

Taking advantage of low tax brackets

Especially for investors who have already retired, tax planning can really pay off. If you’ve already retired and don’t need income from retirement accounts before age 72, you could be living off funds from a taxable brokerage account and perhaps Social Security, too. Depending on your finances, this could land you in some of the lowest tax brackets.

 

In 2020, married couples filing jointly are in the 12% marginal tax bracket until $80,250 of taxable income before progressing into the 22% rate on the next dollar of income. For couples with less than $80,000 in taxable income, they may pay no tax at all on long-term capital gains!

In this type of situation, it could be advantageous for taxpayers to consider accelerating the realization of income to ensure they’re able to take full advantage of a favorable tax bracket. With some planning, you could calculate how much to take from tax-deferred accounts to stay under the next marginal tax bracket increase (or whatever metric makes sense for your tax and financial situation).

NEW LOCATION AND PHONE NUMBER FOR FIRE PENSIONS

 

                      The Fire Department Pension fund has relocated from headquarters  to its new location in Manhattan.

The address is 1 Battery Park Plaza, 9th Floor  NY , NY  10004-1405

Phone number : 929 436 0099

Please see the attachment for further details. (CLICK ON "FIND OUT MORE")

MEDICARE PART B REIMBURSEMENT INFO

 Medicare Part B reimbursements were issued for the calendar year 2018 for Medicare-eligible retirees and 

Medicare-eligible dependents in April 2019.

Any retirees who were Medicare eligible on or after calendar year 2016 are eligible for $134.00 per month 

(12 months= $1,608 per each eligible person). 

They receive this amount automatically.

Any retirees who were Medicare eligible prior to the calendar year 2016 must complete the Medicare Part B differential Form (see below link) and provide SSA-1099 for the calendar year 2018. Those retirees who submit this form may receive an additional amount up to $300 under the Medicare Part B differential. 

This payment will be issued in Spring 2020 


CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD FORM AND WHERE TO SEND IT

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VCF NEWS:

 On July 29, 2019, the President signed into law The Never Forget the Heroes: James Zadroga, Ray Pfeifer, and Luis Alvarez Permanent Authorization of the September 11th Victim Compensation Fund. The VCF Permanent Authorization Act extends the VCF’s claim filing deadline from December 18, 2020, to October 1, 2090, and appropriates such funds as may be necessary to pay all approved claims. The VCF recognizes that claimants will have many questions about the impact of the legislation on their claims. The VCF is committed to processing claims without interruption and issuing full payments to those who received a reduced award. Additional details about the VCF Permanent Authorization Act can be found here

Please check this website frequently for updates. 


-FOR MORE ABOUT THE VCF GO TO OUR HEALTH CARE PAGE-

About Us

Who We Are

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We are Retired NYC Firefighters of all ranks. We meet five times per year at two locations; 901 Lakeville Road in New Hyde Park and 3051 Nostrand Ave in Brooklyn, NY.  Through our Newsletter and this website we hope to keep you informed about your pensions.

Get Involved

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Are you passionate about what we're doing? Let us know! We are always looking for volunteers to help us make our organization better for our members. We'll help you find a way to volunteer that best suits you. We're excited to have you join the team!

Thank You

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Whether you help through monetary donations, volunteering your time, or spreading our mission through word-of-mouth, thank you. We couldn't accomplish our goals without the help 

of supporters like you. 

Download The PDF Application

2018 RMA OFFICIAL APPLICATION (pdf)

Download

JOIN US THE OLD FASHION WAY :

HERE'S HOW TO JOIN:

 RETIRED MEMBER'S ASSOCIATION, INC
Fire Department City of New York
ORGANIZED JANUARY 1ST, 1946

APPLICATION FOR MEMBERSHIP
We offer three types of Membership.

Life Membership- one time payment of $150.00 gives you a gold RMA Membership Card and our periodic newsletters. This is for new members.
 
Life Membership-for existing members with a minimum total of
10 consecutive paid dues years. One time payment of $75.00 gives you a Gold RMA Membership Card and our periodic newsletters.

Annual Membership-Annual dues of $15.00 gives you 1 year of membership with associated Card, and one year of issued Newsletters.
Once you have decided on
the type of Membership you desire, download the PDF Application above, fill out and send with your check

made payable to the RMA
and send via US Mail to:
The RMA
PO Box 1332  Baldwin, NY 11510
Attn: Jim Hayhurst
(Membership Chairman) 


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