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  • State Retirement System Rules on Spousal Consent -scpr

    What are the different state retirement system rules on spousal consent? Click the link below to find out. Content Detail

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    Pension Rights Center
  • The Facts About Church Pension Plans - scpr

    Almost all private retirement plans are required to comply with federal pension and tax laws. There is only one major exception: Church pension plans. Employees covered by church pension plans are denied the basic protections provided to virtually all other private-sector workers who participate in pension plans. Please see the link below for more information. Content Detail

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    Pension Rights Center
  • Tips for Keeping Track of Your Pension - SCPR

    Each year the Pension Rights Center gets calls and e-mails from retirees asking for help. Many are seeking a pension plan that was “lost” because their former company moved or merged. We also hear from workers who need help proving that they worked long enough to qualify for benefits. Other people come to us because their pension payments are less than the amounts they thought they had earned. How can you avoid these problems? At the following link are some general tips on how to protect and keep track of your private pension benefits. Some of these tips may also be useful if your pension plan is a profit sharing, money purchase, 401(k) or 403(b) or governmental employee plan. Click the link below for more information. Content Detail

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    Pension Rights Center
  • What happens when a pension is transferred to an insurance company? -SCPR

    Click the link below to find out what happens when a pension is transferred to an insurance company. Content Detail

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    Pension Rights Center
  • What is Recoupment - SCPR

    In recent years, the Pension Rights Center has seen an increase in the number of calls and e-mails from retirees who have been asked to pay money back to their pension plan. Most often this happens because the plan made a mistake in calculating the amount of the pension, and the retiree had no way of knowing that he or she was receiving the wrong amount. The process of taking back overpayments is called “recoupment.” Click the below for more information on this. Content Detail

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    Pension Rights Center
  • What You Need To Know When You Get SSI

    Click here for information on facts and regulations you should be aware of when you receive Supplemental Security Income (SSI). Read More

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    Social Security Administration
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