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Service With Railway Express Agency (REA)
(Posted September 4, 2010)
Question 768: I know a good family friend who is in his late 80's. He worked for REA for more than 10 years a long time ago. How can he get his contributions to his pension plan?
Answer: REA employees were covered by Railroad Retirement. Your friend is likely receiving Railroad Retirement benefits which are based on his REA service and contributions.
If he also was covered by a private pension plan while he worked for REA, you should contact the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., the federal agency that administers private pension plans when the sponsoring company is no longer in business. The PBGC's toll-free number is (800) 400-7274.
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