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Finding a Lost Pension


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Have you worked for a company that entitled you to a pension benefit that has since gone out of business and wonder how to collect your money? It may seem impossible to track down the old pension provider but there is a valuable resource available to the public in the form of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation.

You can contact the PBGC in a number of ways:

By Mail:
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
Missing Participant Program
1200 K Street N.W.
Washington, DC 20005-4026

By Phone:
(800) 326-LOST

By Internet:

When you do contact the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation it is important to have as much information as possible that can help them track down your benefit. You will want to provide them with your full name, address, phone number, social security number, date of birth and the name and location of the employer in question. Additionally, if you have any documents from the plan itself be sure to include the nine-digit Employer Identification Number (EIN) and the three-digit plan identification number.

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