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Older Americans Month

Age out loud: Speak up for your retirement rights

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May is Older Americans Month, and this year’s theme is “Age Out Loud.”  The theme reflects the fact that today’s older Americans are vocal, engaged, and play essential roles within their communities. They are taking charge by speaking up and advocating for themselves and for others.

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Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project finds "lost" pension plan

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There are many details to keep track of when companies are bought or sold, and sometimes a company's pension plan can fall through the cracks. The company Jack* was employed by for more than 20 years was sold and later spun off into an independent entity. Jack had kept track of the company so he knew where to go when it is was time for him to claim his pension.

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Older Americans Month 2015 – Helping older Americans get into the act

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May 1 marked the start of Older Americans Month, a time when the aging services community highlights the country’s older Americans and the programs that serve them.

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An unusual victory for the Mid-Atlantic Pension Counseling Project

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When Carol Cascio’s husband suddenly died of a heart attack at age 52, her husband's pension plan told her that she would receive a survivor’s benefit in three years, when her husband would have been eligible for early retirement had he lived. The benefit would be based on the pension her husband had earned during his 33 years of work at a local supermarket.

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May is Older Americans Month

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May is Older Americans Month, a time to celebrate the contributions older Americans have made to society – and to focus attention on the many services available to older Americans as a part of the Older Americans Act.

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A $500 pension after 15 years of hard work? Not so fast. Western States Pension Assistance Project recovers pension for retiree.

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Bill was surprised when he retired in 2002 and his employer handed him a check for $500 telling him that this was the retirement benefit he had earned after 15 years of work. Bill had worked for more than 15 years in sales at an auto parts distribution center and knew that he had earned a pension worth much more than $500.

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Happy Older Americans Month!

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The start of May marks the beginning of Older Americans Month, a celebration of the contributions older Americans make to society. Sponsored by the U.S.

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From Zero to Two Pensions - With Help From the New England Pension Assistance Project

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David Howell of Connecticut had worked in many different jobs for Stop & Shop from 1964 until 1991. He started work as a parking lot attendant and ended as a manager, so he was surprised to hear from Stop & Shop that, with all those years of work, he was not eligible for a pension.

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South Central Pension Rights Project helps widow claim survivor benefit from Monsanto

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Naomi Francisco’s husband worked as an engineer for Monsanto for 35 years and began receiving his pension in 1985. When her husband passed away, the payments suddenly stopped. Wondering why, Naomi contacted Monsanto’s benefit center and was told that her husband had elected a single-life annuity with no survivor benefit.

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