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Finding A Lost Pension

Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 2:00 PM
From The Help Desk at CNN Money:
A reader asks:  How do I find a pension if my old employer has merged several times and I can't locate it? 

In 30 states, federally funded counseling centers provide free legal help with pensions and other retirement plans, such as 401(k)s.

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The article offers links to nationwide counseling and information services and references to other organizations which can help search. 
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1. Wednesday, December 19, 2012 - 2:21 PM
I found this document (Finding a lost pension (PDF) from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp (PBGC) by following a few of the links in the article above.  Page 12 includes information about a possible shortcut to finding a lost pension.   If you visit PBGC’s Web site at www.pbgc.gov, click on the “Workers and Retirees” tab at the top of the page, and then click on the link under the heading “Pension Search: Help us find missing participants.”   

As of 2009, PBGC’s listing identified about 37,000 people who had pensions waiting for them.

 
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