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I received A Potential Private Pension Benefit Information

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: I received A Potential Private Pension Benefit Information from From the Social Security Adminisrtation. It stated that an employer reported the type of annuityA and estimated amount of $67,593 with estimated amouny of $67,593. I left this company in 2000 after almost 13 years. It was filed with the SS in 2002. I never received this notice nor the payment. When I called the Benefit Trust Commitee, the had no record but would do research. Am I entitled to this money or is it possible fraud from the employer for their benefit?
Submitted: 7 years ago.
Category: Employment Law
Expert:  socrateaser replied 7 years ago.

It could be a fraud, intended to document tax deductions for employee benefits that were never actually paid. If it is a fraud, that wouldn't necessarily benefit you, because your right to the payments would be controlled by your employment agreement in force at the time you worked for the employer. And, if you were never offered this benefit, then you would have no right to receive it.


You could contact the U.S. Department of Labor and request an investigation. Maybe you actually are due the benefit, and the employer has held back.


1.866.444.EBSA (3272).


Hope this helps.


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