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This is an unfortunate matter, at this point you can hire a benefits attorney in NJ to bring a lawsuit for the pension amount owed to you, or file an ERISSA violation, and have the Federal government investigate the matter,
The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law that sets minimum standards for retirement and health benefit plans in private industry. ERISA does not require any employer to establish a plan. It only requires that those who establish plans must meet certain minimum standards.
ERISA covers retirement, health and other welfare benefit plans (e.g., life, disability and apprenticeship plans). Among other things, ERISA provides that those individuals who manage plans (and other fiduciaries) must meet certain standards of conduct. The law also contains detailed provisions for reporting to the government and disclosure to participants. There also are provisions aimed at assuring that plan funds are protected and that participants who qualify receive their benefits.
You can contact the agency to conduct a full investigation of the matter, and the State will have to comply,
Please explain how this agency protects an individual when involved with State benefits for public employees. Your explanation is incomplete. You speak about minimum benefits from private employers which is not the issue here. My pension is to be an average of my last three years of service and the State is arguing, despite proof from my employer that I made the salaries certified by the business administrator of my school district who paid the wages. In addition, contracts and negotiated contracts were supplied to support the claim. Your answer is very general and does not appear to me to pertain to public employees. I certainly do not feel this response provides any answers or direction and at this point am not willing to rate this response as satisfactory, nor am I willing to pay for it. Please provide a specific response as to how to follow up with NJ public service individuals who are not receiving the pension to which they are entitled via negotiated settlements. Thank you.
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