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I'm a 70yr.old combat vet. I was fully vested in the Meat

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I'm a 70yr.old combat vet. I was fully vested in the Meat cutter union in Chicago. I haven't worked in a union store in 20 plus years. My last job was with Save-a-Lot in Chicago. I retired from them in January of this year. I put in request for my pension with the UFCW Union Pension in February 2016.
They first said I was not entitled to receive back pension payments to when I turned 65. They also have not processed any payments to date.
I had a retail clerks pension also. I received back pension from age 65 and also I am receiving monthly pension payments.
What can be done to expedite the process and am I entitled to receive pension from age 65?
Submitted: 3 months ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 3 months ago.

are you meeting resistance to receipt of payment?

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
I am. I have not received any payments
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 3 months ago.

To expedite things, I will make a few suggestions:

Expert:  Infolawyer replied 3 months ago.

You can have a lawyer send a letter, which can get them to move faster. You can threaten and then pursue complaint with the labor board, union, as well as department of insurance - all of which normally lead to expedited processing. Finally you could consider a lawsuit, but the preceding options tend to be sufficient to get compliance and payment.

Customer: replied 3 months ago.
Cancel this operation. I will use other ways to solve this issue..
Expert:  Infolawyer replied 3 months ago.

Is the answer acceptable?

can I clarify anything?