The Pension Search directory lists about 6,600 companies. Most are in the following industries. . .
to help you get this money back is unnecessary.
The searches are free
and PBGC does not charge a fee to return the money.
PBGC offers a free booklet to help people claim their money. You can download Finding A Lost Pension or get it by writing to
PBDC Communications and Public Affairs Department,
1200 K St., NW,
Washington, DC 20005-4026.
You can also search online to see if you qualify for any of the money. Go to www.pbgc.gov/search. If you don't have Internet access at home, you can use a computer at a public library or senior's center. You can also email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
You will be asked a series of questions needed to identify you. Once you are verified,. . .usually within 6 weeks,. . . you can expect a cheque within two months.
You can begin your search before you retire.
Be sure you notify all former employers and pension plans when you move, so your details are kept up to date.
Remember that if someone offers to find this money for a fee, you are talking to the wrong person. If any of this money belongs to you, it is yours without fee.
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