Have you contacted MetLife yet? (In writing?).
Have you looked here? http://www.pbgc.gov/query.html?col=plan&qt=continental+can&charset=iso-8859-1&style=plan
(There is a lot of other good information at the that website).
If you haven't done so already, you should write to MetLife and provide all the information that you have, plus a copy of your complete file (clues to help them find the information).
Once MetLife finds your file/information, they will be able to tell you what pension benefits are available. Some typical pension options include a lump sum; monthly payments until the worker dies; or a plan in which the worker receives, say, 50% of the benefits while he lives, and then after death his spouse or another beneficiary gets monthly payments until her or his death. In other words, someone will have to read the terms of the plan and see what is available.
You may also be able to get help from the federal agency whose link I gave you, above.
You didn't say who you wrote to. Do you need the address for metlife?
Here is all their contact info:
May I be of any further help? I want to let you know that I'm quitting for the day soon, and will not be back until Saturday to check for additional messages from you.
If I have answered your question, could you please click on "accept?" We can continue writing even after you do.
Thanks, XXXXX XXXXX a great evening. I sincerely XXXXX XXXXX you track down, and RECEIVE, the pension!