Do you know there are more than 38,000 people who have pension benefits they are owed? Are you one of these folks?
The unclaimed pension benefits amount to over $300 million dollars. Lost pensions range from 12-cents to almost $1-million dollars.
The states with the most missing pensions with money to be claimed are:
• New York (7,031/$42.38 million)
• Illinois (4,129/$79.63 million)
• California (3,082/$8.52 million)
• Texas (2,487/$12.32 million)
• New Jersey (2,288/$12.84 million)
• Ohio (2,109/$15.22 million)
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Search Directory can help you find out!
What happens if you search (bottom left at above page link) and find your name on the list? Simply follow through with details so they know this really is you. This process generally takes 4-6 weeks. After they conclude you are the right person, you can apply for benefits.
If you have moved around from employer to employer over your work years, there is always the possibility that you have pension money out there. Check it out!
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