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Butch Lewis Act Passed!

The bill passed with a bipartisan vote of 264 to 169! Now it moves to the Senate. Read our blog

There may be lost money you need to find when retirement arrives

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Retirement plans and divorce: What you need to know

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Statement of the Pension Rights Center on permissive transfers of uncashed checks from ERISA plans to state unclaimed property funds before the ERISA Advisory Council (August 28, 2019)

PRC Policy Analyst Jane Smith testified before the ERISA Advisory Council on permissive transfers of uncashed checks from ERISA plans to state unclaimed property funds. More...

The Pension Rights Center (PRC) Provides Free Legal Assistance to Singles & Couples Who Have Earned Retirement Benefits

The Short Version: Retirees face many unknowns, but their monthly incomes shouldn’t be one of them. Since 1976, the Pension Rights Center has developed useful resources to ensure Americans know what to expect when they’re ready to retire. More...

Social Security turns 84!

During a week of volatility in the stock market, retirees are happily celebrating the 84th birthday of the Social Security System—a universal social insurance program that guarantees their benefits no matter what direction their 401(k) or personal investments are heading. More...

Central States pension fund continues to bleed as Congress debates aid

The finances of the Central States Pension Fund continue to deteriorate as Congress debates whether it should shore up the fund and other struggling multi-employer pension funds.


Butch Lewis Act passes House, reintroduced in Senate

Yippee!  Congratulations to everyone!


House Passes Bipartisan Bill to Avert National Retirement Crisis

While former Special Counsel Robert Mueller testified before Congress, the big news on Capitol Hill yesterday arguably was the boost the House of Representatives gave to hundreds of thousands of working-class American workers and retirees who have lost or will lose a major portion of their promised retirement income. More...

Saving America's Pension Plans Is A Rare Chance for Bipartisan Accomplishment

Recent studies have made news highlighting how few Americans have adequate retirement savings or pensions. But there's an additional problem bedeviling retirement: even those who have good pensions could lose them. Scores of financially troubled pension plans are at risk of collapse, which could lead to substantial benefit cuts for up to 1.5 million Americans. More...

U.S. House Passes Pension Bailout as Democrats Eye Union-Heavy States for 2020

The U.S. House on Wednesday night passed legislation to bolster failing pension funds, an issue that Democrats are hoping will help win over voters in the Midwest’s union-heavy states for the 2020 presidential election.


PRC Letter to members of the House of Representatives in support of the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act (July 19, 2019)

PRC sent a letter to members of the House of Representatives urging them to vote in support of H.R. 397, the Rehabilitation for Multiemployer Pensions Act, also known as the Butch Lewis Act. Read the full letter here.


Cuts in Multiemployer Pension Plans Hurt Older Americans

For 30 years, Mary Fry's husband, Virgil, worked in construction. The pension he earned — $3,568 per month — was guaranteed to continue for Mary if he died first. More...