By Sandra Wisnewski, Director of the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law of Michigan
The Mid-America Pension Rights Project (MAPRP) 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.
Ms. T called the MAPRP because she did not know who to contact to start collecting her pension. Ms. T knew she was vested in her former employer’s pension plan because she remembered receiving a document, 13 years prior, about starting her benefit. Ms. T had worked for an insurance company and started with them in the late 80s’.
As soon as the MAPRP attorney received the case, a search was started. The attorney did extensive research by computer and ran into nothing but dead ends. The company Ms. T worked for was long gone and there was no indication who acquired the plan after the insurance company closed.
Finally, after several phone calls and written letters the attorney located the current pension plan administrator. Ms. T was thrilled that she would receive the pension she earned so long ago. Without the MAPRP’s assistance she may never have received the money.
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 16,000 clients and has recovered over 83 million dollars in pension benefits. The Pension Project assists clients that either worked in or are currently living in Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee. For more information, visit Mid-America Pension Rights Project.
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.
The information in this article is general and not intended to be a substitute for legal advice. In any legal matter you should always consider consulting with an attorney for specific advice.
Sandra Wisnewski is the Director of Legal Services at Elder Law of Michigan. Sandra has been a staff member of the Elder Law of Michigan team since 2010. As Director of Legal Services, Sandra manages the day-to-day operations of the pension department and helps clients who call for pension assistance.