All about double memberships

A happy pair of Federal Retirees members.

Extend all the benefits of joining the National Association of Federal Retirees to your spouse or partner with a double membership.

What’s a double membership? We’re so glad you asked!

There are two types of membership with the National Association of Federal Retirees — single memberships for individuals and double memberships for couples. With a double membership, you can strengthen our community and extend all the benefits of membership to your spouse or partner. Join or renew your membership for $55.92 per year for an individual or $72.60 for a couple. This works out to just $4.66 per month for a single membership, or $6.05 per month for a double.

As a not-for-profit advocacy organization, there’s strength in numbers. Give us a call today to turn your single membership into a double!

1-855-304-4700 (toll-free)


Can I change my membership from a single to a double online?

If you’re joining as a member for the first time, simply select “double membership” when you pay at the checkout. If you’d like to change an existing single membership to a double, don’t hesitate to give us a call at 1-855-304-4700 or email us at At this time, this membership change must be processed by our member services team.

Is my partner eligible for membership with Federal Retirees?

The answer to this one is simple. If you’re eligible for membership, so is your partner! Partners and spouses can join whether they are retired or still working, and do not need to be eligible to collect a federal pension.

Can I pay for a double membership with monthly deductions from my pension?

Yes, you can! Plus, for a limited time, any existing member who makes the switch to Dues Deduction at Source (DDS) will receive a one-time special offer of three free months of membership. That's a savings of 25 per cent! If you would like to make the switch to DDS, reach out to us by phone at 1-855-304-4700 or select the DDS option when renewing your membership online.

With the DDS option, your annual membership fees are deducted directly from your pension. It’s the simplest and most convenient way to pay for your membership with Federal Retirees and to automatically renew it annually. Check our DDS article for more information.

Importantly, the DDS payment option is not available to current employees, non-pensioned veterans or to those in receipt of judges’ pensions or judges’ survivor allowances.

I still have questions about making the switch to a double membership. Can I talk to someone?

At Federal Retirees, we couldn’t be prouder of our helpful member services team. Send us an email at or give us a call at 1-855-304-4700 (toll-free) to talk to a real, live human!