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A Working Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems

by Sandra Wisnewski, J.D., Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project

The Mid-America Pension Rights Project assists clients with pension and 401(k) issues. There are no age or income restrictions. And there is never a charge for the services. The Pension Project works to find answers and solutions to your pension-related problem. Just ask Ms. T.

A woman smiling.Ms. T’s former employer had an employee pension plan. The last time she received a statement from the plan was in 1986. Ms. T was approaching retirement age and was starting to think about the pension she had earned with the former employer. Ms. T searched for the company for approximately 2 years before contacting the Mid-America Pension Rights Project.    

As soon as the Project received Ms. T’s documentation, an attorney was assigned to her case. After many phone calls and much research, the Project located the current pension plan administrator. The attorney called the plan on Ms. T’s behalf. The plan’s representative confirmed that Ms. T had a pension benefit.  

Ms. T was thrilled! Prior to contacting the Project, Ms. T thought she would never find her benefit. Ms. T received a life-time benefit worth over $70,000.00.


The Pension Project is funded by the Federal government through a grant provided by the Administration for Community Living, and is a program of Elder Law of Michigan, Inc., a 501(c)(3) non-profit.

Since the program began in 1998, the Pension Project has assisted over 11,000 clients and has recovered over 54 million dollars in pension benefits. The Pension Project assists clients in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. For more information, visithttp://www.mid-americapensions.org.

If you need help with or information about your pension or 401(k) benefit, please call the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at 866-735-7737 to schedule an appointment with one of our experienced attorneys.


Sandra WisnewskiSandra A. Wisnewski is the Director of Legal Services, and has been a staff member of Elder Law since 2010.

Sandra earned her Bachelor of Arts from Siena Heights University in Applied Science in Electronic Engineering Technology, and graduated with her Juris Doctor from Thomas M. Cooley Law School in Lansing, Michigan.

Before coming to Elder Law, Sandra devoted her time as a volunteer at the Legal Services of South Central Michigan. As a volunteer, she answered hotline questions and advised clients on various legal issues. In 2009 Sandra started her own general practice, Wisnewski Law Firm, P.L.L.C. in Stockbridge, Michigan where she focused on family law, wills and trusts, and criminal law.

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