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Lost Pension Plan Registries in the U.K. and Australia

Date Published: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2012
John Turner, Pension Policy Center, for the Pension Rights Center

In the United States, many retirees face great difficulties in locating their former employers in order to apply for a pension to which they are entitled. At the same time, pension plans have trouble locating prospective pensioners with whom they have lost contact. The problem of lost pensions and lost pensioners was also prevalent in the United Kingdom and Australia, but these countries have established national pension registries. These registries have helped thousands of people receive their pension benefits.