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Tracking down retirement benefits from a previous job

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Q: I am 65, retired and living on Social Security. I had a supplemental retirement plan with Joslyn Corp., where I worked for 13 years until January 1979. I have tried all the government databases and Google, to no success. I know the company has been sold, but that's all I know. Supposedly, I have a benefit of $24 per month. I sure could use it.

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Webinar: Finding Lost Pension Plans

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On June 18, 2013, the Pension Rights Center held a webinar that provided tips on how to find "lost" pension and retirement savings plans. Watch a recoridng of the webinar below. Please note that the recording begins a minute or so after the start of the webinar.

 

 

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Lost Defined Benefit Plans a Challenge For Those Nearing Retirement, Speakers Say

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Pension specialists recommended June 4 that the Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration develop a lost-plan registry to help individuals find retirement income when they have difficulty locating a former employer.

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How to Find Your Lost Pension Money

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It’s not unusual for a worker to lose track of a pension benefit. Perhaps you left an employer long ago and forgot that you left behind a pension. Or maybe you worked for a company that changed owners or went belly up many years ago, and you figured the pension went with it…but you might have been wrong.

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Free help to find lost pensions

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The New England Pension Assistance Project, based at UMass. Boston, will counsel people on ways to track down pension benefits for which they may qualify.

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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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PBGC holding $300 million in unclaimed pension benefits

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At a time when many Americans are worried about saving enough for retirement, nearly $300 million in pension benefits has gone unclaimed by U.S. workers and retirees.

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How to Find A Lost Pension

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DEAR SAVVY SENIOR: How does one go about tracking down a lost pension? About 35 years ago, I worked at a manufacturing company for a few years that offered employee pensions, and I want to find out if I'm eligible for any money now that I'm about to retire.

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How do you find a lost pension?

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How do I find a pension if my old employer has merged several times and I can't locate it?

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