Membership in NJREA
As a member of NJREA, the retired employee is also a member of NEA, NJEA and a county association, in most cases, the county from which the employee retired.
Who May Join
Any retired public education employee who is a member of the New Jersey Teachers’ Pension and Annuity Fund (TPAF) or the New Jersey Public Employees Retirement System (PERS) or any New Jersey alternate benefits system.
Any person employed in an education capacity in a public or state school, college, university or other institution or agency operating under the laws of the State of New Jersey.
Any former public education employee, now retired, who lives within the confines of the state of New Jersey.
Current education employees, anticipating retirement may become NJREA members without the privilege of voting or holding office.
Life membership for retirees is available. It may be paid in five installments. For information:contact the NJEA Membership Unit: (609)599-4561, Ext. 4123. Lifetime members will be billed annually for county dues.
- Any new member of NJREA as of September 1, 2011, must maintain membership in the county REA from which the employee retired.
- Any new member of a county REA as of September 1, 2011, must also maintain membership in NJREA.
- Any current member who is under 75 years old by September 1, 2011, must belong to NJREA as well as a county REA.
- Any member currently retired and belonging to a county other than the one from which they retired may continue that membership.
- Any current member who is 75 years old by September 1, 2011, and not currently an NJREA member, may continue with county membership only. However for the strength and integrity of both organizations, membership in NJREA is encouraged.
- Any current member who is 75 years old by September 1. 2011, and not currently a county REA member, may continue as an NJREA member only. However, membership in both the state and county organizations is strongly recommended.
- Any current member who is 75 years old by September 1, 2011, will be billed by their county association for the county dues.
Out of State Members
- Current “out of state” NJREA members will not have to join a county REA. However, we strongly encourage them to maintain membership in the county from which they retired.
- New “out of state” NJREA members will have to join the county REA from which they retired.
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