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Got Questions About Your Pension? Try These Helplines.

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There’s also free legal assistance on pension, profit sharing or retirement savings plans from the U.S. Administration on Aging’s Pension Counseling and Information Program that serves 30 states.

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The case of the missing pension

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Tracking down a plan from a former employer can be difficult.

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Triangle Wire pension fight resolved for 14 former employees

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Former employees of Triangle Wire & Cable Co. are finally receiving lost pensions and benefits after more than a year of negotiations. The Boston-based advocacy group New England Pension Assistance Project, represented the former employees. 

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This is what we do: help people

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My colleague Kyle often brings to my attention news articles that might merit a response from us. Sometimes the article contains a factual error. Sometimes we disagree with a statement in the article and write an opposing view in a letter to the editor. Sometimes we have additional information to add. 

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Counseling Projects

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The U.S. Administration on Aging's Pension Counseling and Information Program currently serves 30 states. Free legal assistance is available to individuals experiencing a problem with their pension, profit sharing or retirement savings plans.

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Legislation can keep pension plans funded (letter to the editor)

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The first domino has fallen. In the waning moments of Congress last December, a bill was passed allowing multiemployer pension funds to cut the long-promised pension benefits of retirees.

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What is Recoupment?

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Updated: July 2015


I received a letter from my pension plan stating that it has been overpaying me. The letter says that the plan is going to reduce my monthly payments and that I will also have to pay an additional amount to the plan. What can I do?

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Pensioners Fight Back When Fund Demands Overpayments Be Returned

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You retire assuming the pension you were told you’ll get is correct. But imagine being told you were overpaid by your pension fund and now you have to pay back tens of thousands of dollars.

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Should you take your pension as a lump sum?

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Updated: August 2015

Some companies have offered to cash out the pensions of certain retirees and former employees and instead give them a one-time lump-sum payment.

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Conn. Passes Protection for Transferred Pension Assets

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Connecticut Governor Dannel Malloy signed Public Act 15-167 into law, bringing additional protections to retirees’ assets from creditor claims.

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