The National Electrical Benefit Fund, a pension established by the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers and the National Electrical Contractors Association, accepts contributions only from employers -- 3 percent of an employer’s monthly gross labor payroll -- and does not maintain accounts for individual employees. You still can obtain a status report, which indicates whether you’re vested and the number of pension credits earned but does not show an exact balance. Eligibility for benefits and the amount of benefits available depends on the number of credits earned and the collective bargaining agreement in force when you retire.
Requirements for a Status Check
The NEBF will accept a request for a status check via mail, email or fax. Download and print a Request for Status form from the NEBF website. In most cases, the NEBF will need only your Social Security number and date of birth to conduct a work history search. If it needs more, you may be asked to fill out and send in a work history inquiry that identifies all of your past employers. Fill out and mail or fax the form to the address or number listed on the top left corner of the form or email it to firstname.lastname@example.org. According to the NEBF, it can take up to several months to receive a status report.
How to File for IBEW Pension Benefits
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