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Pension Rights Project Serves the Upper Midwest

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  1. Pension Rights Project Serves the Upper Midwest

Pension Rights Project Serves the Upper Midwest

By the GWAAR Legal Services Team, 2020

Pension income can improve lives and increase overall independence well beyond retirement age. However, many people find pension plans and laws difficult to navigate without assistance. Pension Counseling Projects can help people understand their pension rights and claim the benefits they’ve earned.

These projects are run by local nonprofit organizations and funded under the Older Americans Act through a grant program of the U.S. Administration on Aging.

The Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project provides free assistance to individuals with private pension related questions or problems. The program is based Minnesota but its service area also includes Wisconsin, Iowa, North Dakota, and South Dakota.

In addition to answering questions about pension laws and how they affect your retirement, pension counseling projects can correct pension miscalculations and claim denied retirement benefits. They can also track down benefits from past employers and provide referrals to lawyers, actuaries, and other pension professionals if necessary. Please note that this project does not help with Social Security benefits.

If you have lived or worked in Wisconsin at one time in your life and you have questions about your pension, please reach out to the Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project. This project provides free assistance regardless of your age, income, or value of the pension involved.

The Upper Midwest Pension Rights Project can be reached directly by phone at 866-783-5021 or 651-251-5765 or online at www.midwestpensions.org.  Wisconsin residents can also contact GWAAR at 608-243-2881.

 

 

Last Updated on 4/28/2020