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My Dad had worked for DWP back in the late 60's to early 70's. He didn't know it was still avaliable after being name in an indictment for something he had nothing to do with. He worked for DWP San Diego, road division. His supervisor had blackballed him and he lost his job. He had gotten a 10 yr award for excellent work. Anyway I don't hink he still had any retirement benefits coming to him. He has since passed. My mom keeps getting turned down for help so she can get some hearing aids because they keep saying she is getting pension money monthly but is not. My Dad passed away at age 76 in 2003. I think he has funds from that job that no one knew about or that he didn't even think he was still eligible for. if he is the his retirement goes back 14 yrs before he passed away totalling to date 35 yrs unclaimed funds. Where can i look for who can find out for me. If these are stiil in the retirement fund which i believe is then she should get the 35 years back and continue on with it, which will help her a lot. She has already gone through a reverse mortgage with little to none left. My Brother has been caring for her and says it has been a real struggle to make ends meet, and also is trying to get her those hearing aids. Can you please help me to help her, or direct me to someone who can please.
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Have you contacted the DWP yet to have them research their records?
Even though he was terminated, if he was vested in the plan, then he should have been eligible for the pension once he reached the retirement age set by the plan. If DWP does not have the information, the only other place that would have the information is the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (http://www.pbgc.gov/).
If neither of those two places have any records, there are no other places that the records would be kept.
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