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Benefits for Widow of Electrical Worker
(Posted February 21, 2004)
Question 384: My father died 10 years ago. A friend told my mom that she was entitled to a widow's pension. He was employed with his last employer for 25 years and the prior employer for 10 years. We want to know if she is entltled to his pension. His benefits were through Electrical Insurance Trustee.
Answer: The pension plan you asked about is not part of the Railroad Retirement system. It is a private pension trust that is administered jointly by the National Electrical Contractor's Association and the the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers. You can contact the NECA-IBEW Pension Trust Fund at 2120 Hubbard Avenue, Decatur, IL 62526. Their toll free number is: (800) 765-4239.
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