Eligibility & Dues


Eligibility & Dues

You are eligible for NCRGEA membership if you are:

  1. A retiree of a retirement system administered by the NC Department of State Treasurer; or
  2. An active employee participating in the Retirement Systems administered by the NC Department of State Treasurer and have reached the minimum retirement requirements set forth to be eligible for a monthly retirement benefit, either service or disability; or
  3. You are the spouse of a current member; or
  4. You are a spouse receiving a monthly survivorship benefit from the NC Department of State Treasurer.

Annual dues are based on your combined monthly Social Security and North Carolina retirement income as shown in the chart below.

Payroll deduction of your dues is available for retirees. The payroll deduction option is not available to active employees, Associate Members, or retirees of DIP-NC. If you are interested in joining the Association, you may Join Online or Print & Mail your application!


Associate Membership

As the spouse of an active, dues-paying NCRGEA member, you are eligible to become an Associate Member of NCRGEA, even if you are not a local or state government retiree.  As an Associate Member, you will be entitled to all benefits that retirees members receive.  Dues for an Associate Member are $25 per year.

To join as an Associate Member, click here to download and print the enrollment form and mail to NCRGEA, PO Box 10561, Raleigh, NC 27605.


Lifetime Membership

If you prefer, you can buy a Lifetime membership.  Lifetime members pay one-time on a graduated dues scale.

Age Group Current Rates
50-54 $350
55-59 $325
60-64 $300
65-69 $250
70-74 $210
75-79 $175
80-84 $135
85-89 $80

If you are interested in the Lifetime membership benefit, please Join Online or Print & Mail your application!  Lifetime members receive a laminated, lifetime membership card and are eligible for the same benefits as other members.  We currently have over 2,800 Lifetime members in the Association.