Depending on the provider, use the links below to be sure you’ll have a Pension when it’s time for your retirement.
If you don’t have the time to wade through this information, Let Us Help
In addition to the resources that are available through conducting a search, there are many pension counseling projects, government agencies, nonprofit organizations, legal service providers available to help individuals who have questions about their pension plans.
The U.S. Administration on Aging Pension Counseling and Information Program currently serves 29 states. Free legal assistance is available to individuals experiencing a problem with their pension, profit sharing or retirement savings plans.
Contact one of the pension counseling projects below if you, your company, or your pension plan are located within a project’s service area. Assistance is provided free of charge. At this time, the pension counseling projects serve 29 states.
MID-AMERICA PENSION RIGHTS PROJECT
|Michigan Pension Rights Office
Serving Indiana, Michigan, and Tennessee
Toll Free: (866) 735-7737
|Ohio Pension Rights Office
Serving Kentucky, Ohio, and Pennsylvania
Toll Free: (866) 735-7737
MID-ATLANTIC PENSION COUNSELING PROJECT
|New York Pension Rights Office
Serving New Jersey and New York
Toll Free: (800) 355-7714
Local: (718) 237-5500
NEW ENGLAND PENSION ASSISTANCE PROJECT
|New England Pension Assistance Project
Serving Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont
Local: (617) 287-7307
Toll Free: (888) 425-6067
SOUTH CENTRAL PENSION RIGHTS PROJECT
|Texas Pension Rights Office
Serving Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas
Toll Free (800) 443-2528
UPPER MIDWEST PENSION RIGHTS PROJECT
|Minnesota Pension Rights Office
Serving Minnesota, North Dakota, South Dakota, and Wisconsin Toll Free: (866) 783-5021
|Iowa Pension Rights Office
Toll Free: (800) 992-8161
Local: (515) 282-8161
WESTERN STATES PENSION ASSISTANCE PROJECT
|California Pension Rights Office
Serving Arizona, California, Nevada, and Hawaii
Toll Free: (866) 413-4911
Local: (916) 930-4911
The government agencies listed below may provide assistance to individuals who have questions about their pension or other retirement savings plan. The agencies are organized by the types of pensions that they deal with. Additional assistance may also be available through one of the Administration on Aging’s Pension Counseling Projects. We can also link you to a pension lawyer or actuary referral service.
PRIVATE COMPANY AND UNION PENSIONS
U.S. Department of Labor
Internal Revenue Service
Employee Plans Help-line: (877) 829-5500
IRS Retirement Plan Technical Assistance
IRS responds via telephone so include your number
Terminated Plans & “Lost” Participants
RAILROAD RETIREMENT PENSIONS
Social Security Administration
FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE PENSIONS
The following contacts can assist individuals who are participants in the Federal Employee Retirement System (FERS), Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS), and the Thrift Savings Plan (TSP).
MILITARY & VETERANS PENSIONS
Defense Finance and Accounting Service
Retired and Annuitant Pay
If you have a pension problem and have been unable to find help through a pension counseling project or government agency, you may want to contact a lawyer or actuary. The National Pension Lawyer Network is a no-cost referral service specifically designed to help individuals find professionals to assist them with questions about their retirement plans. Learn more below.
The National Pension Lawyer Network is a nationwide referral service administered by the Pension Action Center of the University of Massachusetts Boston to provide assistance to workers, retirees, and their families in pension and other retirement plan matters on a regular-fee, reduced-fee, and pro bono (no fee) basis.