To help our customers communicate with us during this time of high call volume and tax-related requests, we’ve created a way for you to email us completed forms and requests without calling the 1-800 number.
Because PBGC deals with secure, private data for our customers, we ask that you do not include any social security number(s) and only include:
- In the subject line: the nature of your request
- In the body of the email, please include:
- your full name
- PBGC customer ID number (if you know it)
- preferred method of contact (phone or email)
- phone number
- pension plan name and/or plan number
- If you are including documents, please send them as attachments to your email in either JPEG (image) or PDF format. Please do not embed photos in the body of your email. Examples include income verification requirements, death certificates or completed PBGC forms like Elections for Federal Tax Withholding or Direct Deposit.
If we need additional information from you, we will contact you to provide it over the phone or in a secure manner.
Other methods to contact PBGC
Our secure online service allows you to update your contact information, apply for pension benefits, or perform other self-service options.
PBGC Customer Contact Center hours are 8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Eastern Time, Monday – Friday (except federal holidays).
TTY/ASCII (American Standard Code for Information Interchange) users, call the federal relay service toll-free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to 1-800-400-7242.
International callers on mobile phones call 1-800-400-7242. If calling from a landline, please call 202-326-4000, and press “0” for a Customer Service Representative.
To help us serve you best, please have the following information available when you call:
- Your full Social Security Number.
- Your plan's name or number, which can be found in the upper right corner of correspondence from PBGC.
When faxing include your full name, customer ID, or the last four digits of your social security number at the top of each document, along with your request. Please allow four to six weeks for PBGC to respond to your request.
PO Box 151750
Alexandria, VA 22315-1750
Include your full name, customer ID, or the last four digits of your Social Security number at the top of each document, along with your request. Please allow four to six weeks for PBGC to respond to your request.
Privacy Act Statement:
The Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, 5 U.S.C. § 552a requires PBGC to give you this notice when collecting information from you. PBGC uses the information we collect here, which includes your name, contact information, and reason for contacting PBGC, to identify you in PBGC systems and contact you in response to your inquiry. Your response is voluntary. However, failure to provide information to PBGC, including your name, contact information, and reason for contacting PBGC, may delay or prevent PBGC from contacting you.
PBGC may release information about you to other individuals and entities when necessary and appropriate under 5 U.S.C. § 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, including to PBGC contractors addressing customer inquiries; to comply with Federal laws requiring disclosure of the information contained in our records; to facilitate statistical research, and audit or investigative matters.
PBGC may also release information about you to appropriate federal, state, local or tribal law enforcement agencies when PBGC becomes aware of a possible violation of civil or criminal law. If PBGC, an employee of PBGC, the United States, or another agency of the United States, is involved in litigation, PBGC may provide relevant information about you to a court or other adjudicative body or to the Department of Justice when it represents PBGC. PBGC may also provide information about you to the Office of Management and Budget in connection with review of private relief legislation or to a Congressional office in response to an inquiry that office makes about you at your request. This information may also be disclosed for any of the PBGC general routine uses as published in the Federal Register.
PBGC publishes notices in the Federal Register that describe in more detail when information about you may be made available to others. A copy of the most recent Federal Register notice may be obtained online at PBGC.gov/privacy.