Pension Office News | September 2017
- The 74th Retired Officers Banquet was held at the Range Pavilion on September 13, 2017. Approximately 411 tickets were sold and over 400 attendees were confirmed. Chaplain Charlie Scoma did the invocation. As usual, everyone had a good time catching up with old friends and acquaintances, and reminiscing. The three attendees with the lowest serial numbers were:
- Jean Dunbar #865
- Phil Cruse #1287
- John Hoberg #1302
- The 2018 Reporting Forms will need to be filled out and returned to the Pension Office in the next couple of months. Watch for the forms in your mail.
- Snowbirds – remember to notify the office (206-386-1286, option 3 for Stephanie) of your winter address, or make sure you have the Post Office forward your mail.
- Do you have a new spouse? Please be sure to let the Pension Office know. Contact Stephanie at 206-386-1286 option 3, or via email at Stephanie.email@example.com. Also, be sure to contact DRS at 1-800-547-6657 and advise them of your good news! Please know that you have ONE TIME ONLY (Day 366 up to the 2nd year of marriage) to add a new spouse for any potential pension should you, the member, pass away first. Remember, if you have married after retirement, your new spouse will not receive any of your pension, if you pass away first, unless you make arrangements for it. There is an actuarial reduction in your pension for this. Otherwise, the only benefit your spouse will receive is a $300 stipend.
- Final Resting Place – Contrary to some beliefs, the Pension Office does not have a benefit available for our members for your final resting place arrangements at the time of your passing. We strongly encourage you to pre-arrange your final resting plans for yourself. The Pension Office will not be able to assist in this matter. You should advise your spouse/executor and/or your Power of Attorney of your wishes. If you have questions, contact Stephanie at 206-386-1286 option 2.|
- Power of Attorney documents – 623 of our 998 members have NOT sent our office a copy of their Power of Attorney. We need to have this document on file as we are not able to speak with anyone regarding your benefits, pension, or care without this legal document. If you have not sent in your copy yet, please send a COPY of the document, in its entirety, to our office at SEATTLE POLICE PENSION, PO BOX 94729, SEATTLE, WA 98124-4729.
- Pension Verification Letters – Typically, when purchasing another home or refinancing your home, your lender may require a “Pension Verification Letter.” These letters can take up to a business week to complete, and because we are coming up to a busy time of your, it may take longer. If you are receiving a pension from DRS only, you can log onto your DRS account (www.drs.wa.gov) and print the letter out directly! If you are dually entitled and receiving a City check, you will need to call our office at 206-386-1286 option 3, and request a letter. We will work on each request in the order they are received. Please be kind and give us plenty of advance notice.
Mabel Mahoney, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Deputy Chief Richard F. Mahoney #273 who passed away back on April 4, 1967, passed away on August 7, 2017 at the age of 98.
Madeline Lipke, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Patrolman Fred Lipke #513 who passed away on April 22, 2010, passed away on August 13, 2017 at the age of 96.
Darlene McIntyre, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Patrolman Allen McIntyre #1922 passed away on June 5, 2017 at the age of 82.
Irene Greiner, wife of deceased retired Seattle Police Patrolman Paul Greiner #2379 (whose father was deceased retired Seattle Police Captain Kenneth Greiner #319,) passed away on August 13, 2017 at the age of 69.
MAY THEY REST IN PEACE