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Are you certain that you were vested for a pension during the years that you worked there? Not all companies offer pensions and most companies who DO offer pensions require that you worked more than 20 years before a pension is available. Then, when you leave or are laid off, they would send you information on where your pension stands each year. However, there is no reason why they should not at least contact you to let you know whether or not there is a pension available and if you continue to get no answers, my suggestion is that you contact the US Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp -- they are a government agency that can help former employees track down lost or unclaimed pensions -- here is a link to their website -- http://www.pbgc.gov/
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