How JustAnswer Works:
  • Ask an Expert
    Experts are full of valuable knowledge and are ready to help with any question. Credentials confirmed by a Fortune 500 verification firm.
  • Get a Professional Answer
    Via email, text message, or notification as you wait on our site.
    Ask follow up questions if you need to.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee
    Rate the answer you receive.
Ask Law Educator, Esq. Your Own Question
Law Educator, Esq.
Law Educator, Esq., Attorney
Category: Employment Law
Satisfied Customers: 110560
Experience:  20+ Years of Employment Law Experience
Type Your Employment Law Question Here...
Law Educator, Esq. is online now
A new question is answered every 9 seconds

Can A pension Fund make it mandatory to sign a release form

Customer Question

Can A pension Fund make it mandatory to sign a release form so they can use your Social Security number so they can audit your earnings or if you don't sign a release they are blackmailing you by stopping your monthly benefits is this legal ?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Law Educator, Esq. replied 3 months ago.

Thank you for your question. I look forward to working with you to provide you the information you are seeking for educational purposes only.

Unfortunately, yes, they have a right to audit your earnings based on the terms of the pension plan description and any recipient under that plan has to cooperate or benefits can be delayed. It is legal because the plan description is your contract with the pension plan and you need to comply with their plan requirements. It is legal though and it is not about them putting anything into your Social Security (although they did if you were an employee as every employer pays an employer's share of SS by taxes they pay).

Related Employment Law Questions