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Area Agency on Aging at (800) 852-7795

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Retired Members​​​​​​​

You are considered a retired member of The City of Ann Arbor Retirement System if:

  • You have started receiving retirement benefits from the Ann Arbor Retirement System, even if you still work somewhere else.

  • You are the beneficiary of a retired member and currently received benefits from the Ann Arbor Retirement System.

MI Retirement T​ax Changes

The Lowering MI Costs Plan (Public Act 4 of 2023), signed into Michigan law on March 7, 2023  took effect on February 13, 2024. These changes will be phased in over four years and begin in tax year 2023.

Retirees may need to consult the advice of a qualified tax preparer to ensure you are able to deduct the maximum amount of retirement benefits .

*All tax withholding changes will need to be made through the Bank, Northern Trust.

Banking Information​​

All direct deposit and tax withholding information must be updated through Northern Trust for security purposes.

​Benefit Payment Services

50 South LaSalle Street, W-38

Chicago, IL 60603

Phone: 312.557.9700

Northern Trust Benefit Payments

Retirement System Contact Information​​

532 S. Maple Road, Ann Arbor, MI 48103

Phone: 734.794.6710

Fax: 734.994.9205

Email: [email protected]

Healthcare Benefits Contact​​

Kim Barry

[email protected]

Phone: 734.794.6126

Fax: 734.794.6136​

Stay Connected! 

View our Annual Newsletter here​.

Do you have news to share? If so, feel free to share your news in an upcoming newsletter by contacting the Retirement Office in writing, e-mail, or by telephone: 734.794.6710  

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Social Security Retirement

Social Security Retirement 2022

The Social Security Office has a robust suite of online tools to help and find answers.  

Anyone age 18 and older may create a personal my Social Security account from any location and on any device at With a personal my Social Security account, most people can request a replacement Social Security card or Medicare card online, obtain personalized retirement and spouse's benefit estimates, check application or appeal status, and review their Social Security Statement. The Statement is an easy-to-read summary of the estimated benefits you and your family could receive, including potential retirement, disability, and survivor benefits. Find more information about the Statement at ​