Pension Assistance

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Finding a Lost Pension

Losing track of a small pension from years ago is actually quite common, especially if you've have had a lot of jobs throughout your working life.   To help you locate a lost pension, here are the steps to take, along with some free resources that can help you search if your previous employer has gone out of business, changed names or merged with another firm.

New England Pension Assistance Project

The New England Pension Assistance Project (a free pension counseling service) handles a variety of issues related to retirement income benefits from private and public employers, including eligibility and vesting, payment of benefits, overpayments, union pensions, 401(k) plans, and survivor benefits.   NEPAP helps find retirement plans that have been "lost" due to corporate mergers and bankruptcy, and its pension counselors can help determine if benefits have been calculated correctly.
Over its 18-year history NEPAP has helped over 6,000 clients and recovered $41 million in retirement income benefits for the people of New England.   Current and former residents who earned their pensions while living in New England, and anyone whose company has corporate headquarters in New England can utilize our services.

UMass/Boston Gerontology — Pension Assistance Project (NEPAP)

The New England Pension Assistance Project handles a variety of issues related to retirement income benefits from private and public employers, including eligibility and vesting, payment of benefits, overpayments, union pensions, 401(k) plans, and survivor benefits.   NEPAP helps find retirement plans that have been "lost" due to corporate mergers and bankruptcy, and its pension counselors can help determine if benefits have been calculated correctly.
Over its 18-year history NEPAP has helped over 6,000 clients and recovered $41 million in retirement income benefits for the people of New England.   Current and former residents who earned their pensions while living in New England, and anyone whose company has corporate headquarters in New England can utilize our services.
Please post the NEPAP flyer in your office, or if you prefer we can mail brochures for your clients to take.   Please feel free to call or email me for brochures or if you have any questions.
I look forward to assisting you and your clients.

Sincerely,
Betty Pasley, Development and Community Education Coordinator
New England Pension Assistance Project (NEPAP), Gerontology Institute
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd, Boston MA 02125
617.287.7319
betty.pasley@umb.edu