Retirement Planning & Strategies

General Information

Investors Business Daily
www.investors.com

American Association of Individual Investors
www.aaii.com

IRAs

Early Retirement

The retirement age has evolved. It can now begin at 50 to 55, known as early retirement.

If you retire at 55 or older, you can withdraw from your employee-qualified retirement plan without penalties. This “55 and over” rule doesn’t apply to other retirement accounts like IRAs, IRA rollovers, or SEP/IRAs.

WARNING: If you transfer your qualified plan to an IRA rollover at 55 or older, you’ll lose penalty-free access until 59 1/2, except for substantially equal periodic payments.

If you’re not yet 55, rolling funds into an IRA rollover and taking substantially equal periodic payments can help you avoid penalties.

Financial News

National Organizations

American Association of Retired Persons (AARP)
601 E Street, NW
Washington, DC 20049
(800) 424-3410
www.aarp.com

American Bar Association Commission on Legal Problems of the Elderly
740 15th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20005-1022
(202) 662-8690
www.americanbar.org/groups/law_aging

The American Council of the Blind
1115 15th Street NW; Suite 1004
Washington, DC 20005
(202) 467-5081 or (800) 424-8666
www.acb.org

American Foundation for the Blind
2 Penn Plaza, Suite 1102
New York, NY 10121
(212) 502-7600 or (800) 232-5463
www.afb.org

Braille Institute of America, Inc.
741 North Vermont Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90029
(213) 663-1111
www.brailleinstitute.org

The Council for Disability Rights
205 West Randolph, Suite 1650
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 444-9484
www.nchpad.org

National Council on Aging
409 3rd Street, SW; Suite 200
Washington, DC 20024
(202) 479-1200
www.ncoa.org

New Eyes for the Needy
P.O. Box 332
549 Milburn Avenue
Short Hills, NJ 07078
(973) 376-4903

Family Caregiver Alliance
690 Market Street, Suite 600
San Francisco, CA 94104
(415) 434-3388
www.caregiver.org
Serving the families of people with Alzheimer’s disease and other neurological conditions.

National Legal Aid and Defender Association
1625 K Street NW; Suite 800
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 452-0620
www.nlada.org

National Parent-to-Parent Support and Information System, Inc.
P.O. Box 907
Blue Ridge, GA 30513
(706) 374-3822
Devoted to linking parents of children with special health-care needs and rare disorders.

National Academy of Elder Care Law Attorneys
naela.org

Government Agencies

Administration on Aging
330 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, DC 20201
(800) 677-1116
www.aoa.gov

National Institute on Aging
Building 31, RM SC27
31 Center Dive, MSC 2292
Bethesda, MD 20892
(301) 496-1752
www.nia.nih.gov

Social Security Administration
640 I Security Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21235
(800) 234-5772
www.ssa.gov

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
1801 L Street NW
Washington, DC 20507
(800) 669-4000
(800) 669-6820 (NY)
www.eeoc.gov

Department of Veterans Affairs
245 West Houston Street
New York, NY 10014
(800) 827-1000
www.va.gov

Internal Revenue Service
(800) 829-3676
www.irs.gov/forms-pubs/about-publication-544

State Offices

ALABAMA
Commission on Aging
770 Washington Avenue, Suite 470
Montgomery, AL 36130
(334) 242-5743
Fax: (334) 242-5594

ALASKA
Commission on Aging
Department of Administration
Juneau, AK 99811-0209
(907) 465-3250

ARIZONA
Aging and Community Services Division
Economic Security Department
1789 West Jefferson Street, #950 A
Phoenix, AZ 85005
(602) 542-4446

ARKANSAS
Aging and Adult Services
P.O. Box 1437, Slot 1412
Little Rock, AR 72201
(501) 682-2441

CALIFORNIA
Department of Aging
1600 K Street, 4th floor
Sacramento, CA 95814
(916) 322-3887

COLORADO
Aging and Adult Services Division
110 16th Street, Suite 200
Denver, CO 80202
(303) 620-4147

CONNECTICUT
Elderly Services Division
25 Sigourney Street, 10th floor
Hartford, CT 06106-5033
(860) 424-5277

DELAWARE
Aging Division
1901 North Dupont Highway
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 577-4791

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA
Aging Office
441 4th Street, NW, Suite 900
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 724-5622

FLORIDA
Department of Elder Affairs
Building B, Suite 152
4040 Esplanade Way
Tallahassee, FL 32399-7000
(904) 414-2000

GEORGIA
Aging Services Office
2 Peachtree Street, NE, 18th floor
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 657-5258

GUAM
Division of Senior Citizens
Dept. of Public Health and Social Services
P.O. Box 2816
Agana, Guam 96932
(011) (671) 475-0263

HAWAII
Hawaii Executive Office on Aging
250 S. Hotel Street #107
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 586-0100

IDAHO
Idaho Commission on Aging
3380 Americana Terrace, #120
Boise, ID 83706
(208) 334-3833

ILLINOIS
Department on Aging
421 East Capital Avenue, Suite l00
Springfield, IL 62701-1789
(217) 785-3356

INDIANA
Disability, Aging, and Rehabilitative Services Division
Family and Social Services
402 West Washington Street, Room W 454
P.O. Box 7083
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 232-7000

IOWA
Elder Affairs Department
Clemens Building, 3rd floor
200 10th Street
Des Moines, lA 50309-3609
(515) 281-5187

KANSAS
Department on Aging
New England Building
503 South Kansas Avenue
Topeka, KS 66603-3404
(785) 296-4986

KENTUCKY
Aging Services Division
Social Services Department
275 East Main Street, 6 West
Frankfurt, KY 40621
(502) 564-6930

LOUISIANA
Elderly Affairs Office
P.O. Box 80374
412 North 4th Street, 3F
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
(504) 342-7100

MAINE
Bureau of Elder and Adult Services
35 Anthony Avenue
State House, Station 11
Augusta, ME 04333
(800) 262-2232 and (207) 624-5335

MARYLAND
Aging Office
State Office Building, Room 1007
301 West Preston Street
Baltimore, MD 21201-2374
(410) 767-1100

MASSACHUSETTS
Executive Office of Elder Affairs
1 Ashburton Place, 5th floor
Boston, MA 02108
(617) 727-7750

MICHIGAN
Aging Office P.O. Box 30026
Lansing, MI 48909-8176
(517) 373-8230

MINNESOTA
Minnesota Board on Aging
444 Lafayette Road
St. Paul, MN 55155
(612) 296-2770

MISSISSIPPI
Aging and Adult Services Division
750 State Street
Jackson, MS 39202
(601) 359-4925

MISSOURI
Aging Division
Social Services Department
P.O. Box 1337
615 Howerton Court
Jefferson City, MO 65109
(573) 751-3083

MONTANA
Senior and Long-term Care Division
Department of Public Health and Human Services
P.O. Box 4210
111 Sanders, Room 211
Helena, MT 59604
(406) 444-7788

NEBRASKA
Department of Health and Human Services
Division on Aging
P.O. Box 95044
301 Centennial Mall South
Lincoln, NE 68509
(402) 471-2307

NEVADA
Aging Services Division
Human Resources Department
State Mail Room Complex
340 N. 11th Street, #203
Las Vegas, NV 89101
(702) 486-3545

NEW HAMPSHIRE
Elderly and Adult Services Division
115 Pleasant Street Annex
Building 1
Concord, NH 03301-3843
(603) 271-4680

NEW JERSEY
Department of Health and Senior Services
Division of Senior Affairs
P.O. Box 807
Trenton, NJ 08625-0807
(609) 292-7837

NEW MEXICO
State Agency on Aging
La Villa Rivera Building, 4th floor
224 East Palace Avenue
Santa Fe, NM 87501
(505) 827-7640

NEW YORK
Aging Office
Empire State Plaza, Building 2
Albany, NY 12223-1251
(800) 342-9871

NORTH CAROLINA
Resources for Seniors
1001 Navaho Drive
Raleigh, NC 27609
(919) 872-7933

NORTH DAKOTA
Aging Services
600 South 2nd Street, #1C
Bismarck, ND 58540
(701) 328-8910

OHIO
Aging Department
50 West Broad Street, 9th floor
Columbus, OH 43215-5928
(614) 466-5500

OKLAHOMA
Aging Services
P.O. Box 25352
312 NE 28th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73125
(405) 521-2327 or (405) 521-2281

OREGON
Senior and Disabled Services Division
500 Summer Street, NE
Salem, OR 97310-1015
(503) 945-5811

PENNSYLVANIA
Department of Aging
555 Walnut Street, 5th floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1919
(717) 783-1550

PUERTO RICO
Office of Elderly Services
50063 Old San Juan Station
San Juan, Puerto Rico 00902
(787) 721-5710

RHODE ISLAND
Elderly Affairs Department
160 Pine Street
Providence, RI 02903
(401) 277-2858

SOUTH CAROLINA
Office on Aging
P.O. Box 8206
Columbia, SC 29211-8206
(803) 253-6177

SOUTH DAKOTA
Adult Services and Aging Office
Kneip Building
700 Governors Drive
Pierre, SD 57501-2291
(605) 773-3656

TENNESSEE
Aging Commission
500 Deaderic Street, 9th floor
Nashville, TN 37243-0860
(615) 741-2056

TEXAS
Aging Department
4900 North Lamar, 4th floor
Austin, TX 78751
(512) 424-6840

UTAH
Aging and Adult Services
120 North 200 West
P.O. Box 45500
Salt Lake City, UT 84145-0500
(801) 538-3910

VERMONT
Aging and Disability Department
103 South Main Street
State Complex
Waterbury, VT 05676
(802) 241-2400

VIRGINIA
Aging Department
1600 Forest Avenue, #102
Richmond, VA 23219-2327
(804) 662-9333

WASHINGTON
Adult and Aging Services
P.O. Box 45050
Olympia, WA 98504-5050
(360) 586-8753

WEST VIRGINIA
West Virginia Bureau of Senior Services
Holly Grove Building
1900 Kanawha Boulevard
Charleston, WV 25305-0160
(304) 558-3317

WISCONSIN
Aging and Long-Term Care Bureau
P.O. Box 7851
Madison, WI 53707
(608) 266-2536

WYOMING
Aging Division
117 Hathaway Building, Room 139
Cheyenne, WY 82002-0710
(307) 777-7986

Social Security

Social Security Administration
(800) 772-1213
www.ssa.gov
To get a Social Security estimate.

Pensions

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)
(202) 326-4000
www.pbgc.gov
A federal agency that protects employer-sponsored defined-benefit plans. The PBGC invites people to call their customer service representatives for assistance.

Pension Rights Center
www.pensionrights.org

Regional Offices Pension & Welfare Benefits Administration

If you live in Tennessee, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Puerto Rico, Mississippi, or Florida, contact:

PWBA Atlanta Regional Office
61 Forsyth Street
Suite 7854
Atlanta, GA 30303
(404) 562-2156

or

PWBA Fort Lauderdale
District Office
8040 Peters Road
Building H, Suite 104
Plantation, FL 33324
(954) 424-4022

If you live in Rhode Island, Vermont, Maine, New Hampshire, most of Connecticut, Massachusetts, and central or western New York, contact:

PWBA Boston Regional Office
J.F.K. Building, Room 575
Boston, MA 02203
(617) 565-9600

If you live in northern Illinois, northern Indiana, or Wisconsin, contact:

PWBA Chicago Regional Office
200 West Adams Street
Suite 1600
Chicago, IL 60606
(312) 353-0900

If you live in Michigan, Kentucky, Ohio, or southern Indiana, contact:

PWBA Cincinnati Regional Office
Suite 210, 1885 Dixie Highway
Ft. Wright, KY 41011
(606) 578-4680

or

PWBA Detroit District Office
Suite 1310, 211 Fort Street
Detroit, MI 48226-3211
(313) 226-7450

If you live in Arkansas, Louisiana, New Mexico, Oklahoma, or Texas, contact:

PWBA Dallas Regional Office
Room 707,525 Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202-5025
(214) 767-6831

If you live in Colorado, southern Illinois, Iowa, Kansas, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota, or Wyoming, contact:

PWBA Kansas City Regional Office
1100 Main Street
Suite 1200
Kansas City, MO 64105-2112
(816) 426-5131

or

PWBA St. Louis District Office
Room 338, 815 Olive Street
St. Louis, MO 63101-1559
(314) 539-2693

If you live in American Samoa, Arizona, Guam, Hawaii, or southern California, contact:

PWBA Los Angeles Regional Office
Suite 514, 790 East Colorado Boulevard
Pasadena, CA 91101
(626) 583-7862

If you live in eastern New York, southern Connecticut, or northern New Jersey, contact:

PWBA New York Regional Office
U.S. Customs House
Room 625, 6 World Trade Center
New York, NY 10019
(212) 637-0600

If you live in Delaware, Washington, DC, Maryland, southern New Jersey, Virginia, West Virginia, or Pennsylvania, contact:

PWBA Philadelphia Regional Office
Room M300, Gateway Bldg.
3535 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
(215) 596-1134

or

PWBA Washington District Office
Suite 556, 1730 K Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006
(202) 254-7013

If you live in Alaska, northern California, Idaho, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, or Washington, contact:

PWBA San Francisco Regional Office
Suite 915, 71 Stevenson Street
P.O. Box 190250
San Francisco, CA 94119-0250
(415) 975-4600

or

PWBA Seattle District Office
Room 860, 1111 Third Avenue
Seattle, WA 98101-3212
(206) 553-4244