The Retiral Assistance program is intended to supplement other sources of retirement income for retirees and/or surviving spouses, bringing them to a minimum income level as determined annually by the Board of Administration. This benefit is available to retired ministers, spouses, widows, or widowers who have served more than 10 years of full time appointed ministry in the Free Methodist Church.
The minimum income levels determined by the Board for 2018 are $11,100 for a single person and $14,400 for a married couple. Any benefits that you qualify for will be paid to you quarterly.
If you fall below the minimum income levels and think you may qualify, feel free to complete the application below. For a printable application that you can mail or fax back to us (317-244-1503), click below:
Retiral Assistance Application – Printable Version