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Mid-America Pension Rights Project works with Department of Labor to overturn wrongful benefit denial

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Like many people approaching retirement, when Margaret turned 65 she contacted her former employer to apply for the pension she had earned during her career.

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New England Pension Assistance Project locates pension for widow

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When Katherine* suddenly became a widow at the age of 52, she contacted her husband’s past employers to inform them of his death.  Among her husband's employers was the public utility of a municipality where he had worked for nearly 10 years.  Katherine knew that her husband had earned a pension while he was employed by the municipality’s public utility so she reported his death to th

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Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project helps widow avoid recoupment for overpayment

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Pension plans can often make mistakes when calculating pension benefits. These errors can result in retirees, through no fault of their own, receiving pensions in the wrong amount.

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Western States Pension Assistance Project wins survivor's benefit for widow

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When Vicki Lloyd’s family learned that her husband had a terminal illness, they wanted to make sure that Vicki was taken care of after he died. So they contacted her husband’s pension plan to ensure that Vicki would receive the 75 percent joint-and-survivor annuity that her husband had chosen.

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PCIP Success Stories

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The stories featured on this page showcase individuals who have been helped by the staff of Pension Counseling and Information Projects. These stories highlight common problems that millions of Americans face, ranging from the very simple to the very complex.

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Social Security matters to America's budget - Don't cut it!

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Over the last few months you've probably heard reports about the president's fiscal commission. Word around town is that this secretive commission, with its stated goal of reducing the federal deficit, is seriously considering cuts to Social Security. More...

Happy Older Americans Month

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May is Older Americans Month. The U.S. Administration on Aging has announced that this year's theme for the month is "Age Strong! Live Long!" which "recognizes the diversity and vitality of today's older Americans who span three generations." More...

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