• Exterior of Sears building

    The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is taking steps to assume responsibility for Sears Holdings Corporation’s two defined benefit pension plans, which cover about 90,000 people.

  • During a partial federal government shutdown, all PBGC offices, including our customer contact center, will remain open during regularly scheduled business hours. PBGC’s benefit payments will continue to be made on time.

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    Your PBGC benefit may be taxable depending on your individual circumstances. We’ll provide a Form 1099-R with instructions to assist you with your taxes.

  • Person writing on a pad of paper

    There are more than 80,000 people who have not claimed pension benefits they are owed. Those unclaimed pensions equal a total of over $300 million dollars, with individual benefits ranging from twelve cents to almost a million dollars.

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Press release
January 18, 2019

WASHINGTON — The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation is taking steps to assume responsibility for Sears Holdings Corporation’s two defined benefit pension plans, which cover about 90,000 people.

Press release
November 27, 2018

WASHINGTON - The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation announced four key appointments to its leadership team: 

Press release
November 20, 2018

WASHINGTON – The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation announced that it has approved a partition application and will provide early financial assistance to the Teamsters Local 805 Pension and Retirement Plan (Local 805 Plan), a trucking industry multiemployer pension plan b