A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems:

By Christine Steinmetz, Pension Attorney at 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 Mr. V. Mr. V knew he was eligible for … Continue reading A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems:

I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where do I Start? (Part 1)

A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems 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. I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where do I Start?  (Part 1) By Sandra Wisnewski, … Continue reading I Want to Begin Receiving My Pension Benefit, Where do I Start? (Part 1)

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Collapsing Union Pension Plans Win, Long-Sought Help From Rescue Package

Via patch.com By Laura Olson Tucked in the Democrats’ massive coronavirus stimulus package was a long-awaited solution for a financial ticking time bomb: private pension funds on the brink of collapse, jeopardizing the retirement plans of millions of union members. The $1.9 trillion pandemic relief measure included $86 billion that will be used for grants to help shore up the most troubled of those pension … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Collapsing Union Pension Plans Win, Long-Sought Help From Rescue Package

Mid-America Pension Rights Project: What happens to my pension if my pension plan terminates and how can I protect it? (Part 2)

By Christine Steinmetz, Pension Attorney at the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law of Michigan A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems  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. In … Continue reading Mid-America Pension Rights Project: What happens to my pension if my pension plan terminates and how can I protect it? (Part 2)

Mid-America Pension Rights Project: What happens to my pension if my pension plan terminates and how can I protect it? (Part 1)

By Christine Steinmetz, Pension Attorney at the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law of Michigan A Working-Class Program that Works to Solve Your Pension Problems  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.  You … Continue reading Mid-America Pension Rights Project: What happens to my pension if my pension plan terminates and how can I protect it? (Part 1)

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project) Indiana roofers union pension fund applies for MPRA benefit cuts

Via pionline.com By Hazel Bradford “Roofers Local No. 88 Pension Fund, Merrillville, Ind., applied to the Treasury Department to reduce benefits to avoid plan insolvency. Pension fund trustees said in the application that benefit cuts starting in November would help the $25.4 million pension fund remain solvent. The pension fund is 61.4% funded and projected to be insolvent by the 2036 plan year. Trustees said in the … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project) Indiana roofers union pension fund applies for MPRA benefit cuts

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project) Ohio Bricklayers local seeks benefits cuts, partition

Via Pionline.com By Hazel Bradford “The Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers Local 7 Pension Plan in Austintown, Ohio, has submitted its third Treasury Department application to reduce benefits under the Multiemployer Pension Reform Act of 2014, along with a request for a partition from the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. The plan is in critical and declining status, with $9.53 million in assets as of April 30, … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project) Ohio Bricklayers local seeks benefits cuts, partition

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Ms. I

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. I. Ms. I was ready to retire and knew … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): Ms. I

Mid-America Pension Rights Project: What is REA and Why is it Important?

By Christine Steinmetz, Pension Attorney at the Mid-America Pension Rights Project at Elder Law of Michigan Am I entitled to my late spouse’s pension? The Mid-America Pension Rights Project is frequently asked this question by clients. As a widow or widower, you MAY be entitled to part of your spouse’s pension. Under Federal Law, known as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), private pension … Continue reading Mid-America Pension Rights Project: What is REA and Why is it Important?

(Mid-America Pension Rights Project): How Does the CARES Act Impact Retirement Planning?

Via ThinkAdvisor By Roger Wohlner One of the most visible provisions of the CARES Act was the suspension of required minimum distributions (RMDs) for 2020. This covers RMDs in connection with IRA accounts, 401(k)s, 403(b)s and other similar retirement plans. This includes those who reached age 70½ during 2019 and were required to take their first RMD by April 1 of this year. It also … Continue reading (Mid-America Pension Rights Project): How Does the CARES Act Impact Retirement Planning?