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2017 State-by-State Pension Benefit Payments

Wednesday March 7, 2018
2017 State-by-State Pension Benefit Payments

Curious how much PBGC paid out in pension benefits in your state? Your Congressional district?

You can find out by clicking on our state-by-state listing*. This listing breaks down the benefits we paid to our participants in 2017. It shows the total amount of benefits paid and the number of people receiving payments in each state. The benefits are from single-employer plans that PBGC trusteed over the years. The total benefit amount paid in 2017 was $5.6 billion to about 868,000 retirees.

PBGC is committed to paying benefits in an accurate and timely manner. We strive to provide excellent customer service to the retirees that we pay. PBGC received a satisfaction score of 91, which is among the best in public and private sectors, according to the American Customer Satisfaction Index.

To learn more about PBGC’s mission, vision, values and long-term goals, please visit our newly released Fiscal Year 2018-2022 Strategic Plan. Drawn from best practices, stakeholder feedback and lessons learned, this plan is our roadmap to enhance the agency’s mission and operations.

*This data is from the 2017 calendar year.