Pension Counseling

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Pension Issues

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Our Pension Project

Our Pension Project is open Monday – Friday, 8AM – 4PM. To speak with an advocate, call 866.735.7737.

MAPRP Region

Elder Law of Michigan’s pension counseling program is the lead program in a regional counseling project, the Mid-America Pensions Rights Project. The Mid-America Pension Rights Project serves Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee.  Please contact us if:

If you do not qualify for the MAPRP’s services, you can find the appropriate counseling project or agency that can assist you at the Pension Rights Center

Other Resources

U.S. Department of Labor​

The government entity that assists with employment issues.
Employee Benefits Security AdministrationFrances Perkins Building200 Constitution Ave., NWWashington, DC  20210866.444.3272 (401k distribution issues) |


A non-profit organization that assists people age 50 and above.
601 E. St. NW Washington, DC  20049 877.434-.7598 |

Pension Rights Center

Connects people, that need assistance with pension
and 401k issues, to an available pension counseling project. 1350 Connecticut Ave. NW., Suite 206 Washington, DC  20036 888.420.6550 |

Social Security Administration

To Request an Earnings Report from the Social Security
Administration fill out the forms online or call 800.772.1213 to request the forms. We talk to people everyday who are struggling to make ends meet.  There are many resources that people do not know about that are available for no cost.  

Retirement Calculator

This calculator provided by AARP determines if you are saving enough for retirement

Downsizing Before Retirement

NCOA’s Economic Checkup

EconomicCheckUp sponsored by the National Council on Aging. Assists clients with finances.

DISCLAIMER: The links above are presented for your information only. The Mid-America Pension Rights Project does not necessarily endorse or agree with everything the links may contain.

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC)

The government entity that insures some employee pension plans.
The PBGC is a Federal agency that was created by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) to protect pension benefits. 

Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation
1200 K. Street, NW Washington, DC 20005-4026 800.400.7242 |

Roadmap to Retirement

The Roadmap to Retirement is a collection of links to publications from government agencies and nonprofit organizations that relate to private retirement plans. Because there are many fact sheets and booklets about retirement plan rules, we have provided those that we think will be most useful. As you will see, the Roadmap is divided into six sections reflecting the stages of typical working lives.
For further resources, follow these links on 

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*Filling out and submitting this contact request form does not guarantee eligibility for our services, nor does it guarantee that legal assistance will be provided to you. Additionally, filling out this form does not create or establish an attorney-client relationship with Elder Law of Michigan or any of its staff members.

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