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Heard Off the Street: Alcoa chiefs breathing sigh of relief (second item)

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Christine Zarnich of the South Side Slopes often wondered whether the 10 years she put in at Equibank entitled her to a pension. But the 62-year-old could not figure out who or where to call to find out, because the Pittsburgh bank was acquired by Integra in 1993, which was swallowed by National City in 1996, which was taken over by PNC Financial Services in 2008.

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Got Pension Questions? Get Free Help

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For free legal advice and support about your retirement plan, turn to this counseling program

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How to find a lost pension

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When Frank Marroquin retired last year, he expected to live on his monthly $1,660 Social Security check, but then he remembered he was eligible for a pension from a former employer.

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Persistence pays off in finding a lost pension

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With his 65th birthday approaching, Richard Zimmerer started making phone calls about a pension from a job he held until his mid-40s.

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Retired Delta pilots filing appeal over pensions

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A group of more than 6,000 retired Delta Air Lines Inc. pilots reported Wednesday an appeal set to be filed with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. to get back $600 million in pension benefits they say were lost during Delta’s bankruptcy in 2005.

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Shining a light on a hidden pension world

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In a new book, Retirement Heist, prize-winning journalist Ellen Schultz has provided the ultimate backstage pass to the world of pensions, with plenty of drama and shocking details.

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10 Things Pension Plans Won't Tell You

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Yes, they still exist. And some of them toy with taxpayer money.

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How Do I Find My Lost Pension?

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I am a former employee of First Brands Corporation. I left the company in 1990 with vested rights to a small pension when I turn 65 in December 2011. I tried contacting the company at an address and phone number that I found on the internet, but they’re no longer there. Where do I go from here?

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Do You Have a Pension You Don't Know About?

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Late last year, Vicki and Dale Lloyd opted to begin receiving pension benefits after 57-year-old Dale was diagnosed with cancer. After careful consideration the pair decided that a 75 percent distribution was the best option to meet their financial needs.

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Restrictions on Payment of Lump Sums and Accelerated Benefits

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A plan is not allowed to pay lump sums if the plan is less than 60 percent funded. A plan subject to this restriction can only pay a monthly benefit equal to a lifetime monthly annuity.

 

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