HCTC: PBGC Payees
The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is a federal agency that protects pension benefits in private-sector traditional pension plans known as defined benefit plans. If a plan ends (this is called "plan termination") without sufficient money to pay all benefits, the PBGC becomes the trustee of the plan and pays benefits up to the limits set by law.
- 55 years old or older
- receiving pension payments from the PBGC
If the PBGC paid you a lump sum, you may be eligible for the HCTC if the PBGC trusteed your plan on or before the date you received your lump sum payment, and you received your payment after August 5, 2002.
You can find out if your company’s pension plan has been assumed by the PBGC by searching the List of PBGC-Trusteed Plans for your company's name.
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