FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS (FAQ)
1. Who chooses the retiree representative to the General Retirement System Board of Trustees?
All retirees are eligible to vote in an election to choose the retiree representative. The person elected is entitled to serve as an ex-officio member with a vote on the DRCEA Board of Directors.
2. How are candidates nominated to the DRCEA Board of Directors?
DRCEA members interested in nominating candidates for the Board must do so in writing to the Nominating Committee at P O Box 40713, Detroit, MI 48240-0713. Include the candidate’s name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address if available, department from which the person retired and biographical information.
3. Are all pensions calculated the same?
City civilian retiree pensions vary considerably, depending upon when you retired. Information can be obtained by requesting a copy of “Questions and Answers on the General Retirement System” from the Pension Bureau. You can also refer to the Introduction section of the Annual Report of the Board of Trustees of the General Retirement System which is mailed to you every year.
4. How can I join DRCEA?
Every civilian city retiree or surviving spouse collecting benefits receives a membership renewal card each Fall or you can go to the Membership tab on this website for a form. Return the form with your check for $12 payable to DRCEA [you can also make a donation to help the Association defray expenses, reduce the legal balance resulting from the Detroit Bankruptcy, and/or make a voluntary contribution to the “DRCEA-PAC” at the same time].
Have a question? Contact DRCEA
Update: 12 July 2015
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