you want your Chicago Fire Department (CFD) family name and/or legacy to be
forever memorialized? Honor your loved one who served on the Chicago Fire
Department. CFD Firefighter and Paramedic
Retiree Memorial, will be a free standing Black Granite Memorial
with CFD retired and or deceased
uniformed member’s names. It is presently in Phase I of the project, we only
need 58 more names to begin the etching of the monument. The cost is 150.00 to place the CFD members
name on the Monument. This monument will be erected behind “the Flame” at the
Quinn Fire Academy. For more information contact retired Paramedics’ Doreen
Chambers at 773-842-3143 or Eileen O’Connell at 773-844-2541, or email at CFDretireememorialpark@yahoo.com.
It would make a great gift for someone who has everything!
Retiree Memorial at QFA - Order Form for Retiree Memorial
Ring Order Form - For Retirees - Ring -All Birthstones and Black Onyx available
Sides available: Pumper-Helmet - USA - Local 2 - IAFF - Not Shown EMS (but available) for 14K & 10K GOLD RINGS - CALL FOR PRICES
Badge Order Form - For Retirees - Silver Retirement Badge with Color Logo
Watch Order Form - For Retirees -
Model 53058 - Gold Pocket Watch
Model 57026 - Silver Pocket Watch
IAFF Magazine Information - Please Read
Retiree Healthcare - February 2014
Sample Letter to Mayor re Korshak
City of Chicago - Retiree Healthcare Benefits Commission Report
Notice to Retirees - If you are approaching Medicare age (65), make sure you and your spouse get any dental work or eyeglasses before the first day of the month in which you turn 65.
You become Medicare eligible the first day of the month of your 65th birthday. Once you become Medicare eligible you lose your dental and vision coverage, and the City will not pay those bills. If you have any questions, call Rich Ternes at the Union Office, 773-536-0450x310.
For example: if you turn 65 on May 15, 2011, your dental and eyeglass work (including your spouse's) should be done by April 30th, 2011 in order for the City to cover it.
Important Information regarding DD Form 214 - Social Security Benefit
DD Form - 214 - Social Security Benefit - Good information for all Veterans who served on Active Duty between 1957 and 2001! Please share this with anyone who's had active duty service between January 1957 to December 31, 2001 and planning for retirement. In a nutshell it boils down to this: You qualify for a higher social security payment because of your Military service, for active duty any time from 1957 through 2001 (the program was done away with in January 2002). Up to $1200 per year of earnings credit credited at time of application - which can make a substantial difference in social security monthly payments upon your retirement.
YOU MUST BRING YOUR DD-214 TO THE SOCIAL SECURITY OFFICE AND YOU MUST ASK FOR THIS BENEFIT TO RECEIVE IT!! IT IS NOT AN AUTOMATIC BENEFIT, YOU MUST ASK FOR IT!!
Social Security website: http://www.ssa.gov/retire2/military.htm This is something to put in your files for when you apply for Social Security down the road.