Under PBGC’s SFA application metering system, PBGC will accept applications in a manner that facilitates an expeditious and thorough review process and provides every eligible plan an opportunity to file its SFA application with PBGC.
PBGC will accept as many applications as the agency estimates it can process within the statutory 120-day review period. When the number of applications under review reaches that level, the application e-Filing portal will temporarily close until PBGC has capacity to receive more applications. PBGC will update this page when the e-Filing portal opens and closes, and will post information about the status of submitted applications. Please sign up for email updates using the link at the bottom of this page, and view the application status tracker [.xls].
When PBGC’s e-Filing portal is temporarily closed or limited to plans from the waiting list, plans may request to be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the instructions in the SFA Application Guidance for Non-Priority Plans.
e-Filing Portal TEMPORARILY CLOSED
The e-Filing portal is temporarily closed. Plans may request to be placed on the waiting list in accordance with the instructions in PBGC guidance.
American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 Resources
- American Rescue Plan (ARP) Act of 2021 [congress.gov]
- PBGC American Rescue Plan Overview
- SFA Final Rule
- SFA Final Rule Factsheet
- SFA Final Rule Press Release (7/6/2022)
- White House Fact Sheet
- Interim Final Rule
- SFA Assumptions Guidance
- Status of SFA Applications
- SFA Application Guidance for Non-Priority Plans
- Special Financial Assistance Comments
- Frequently Asked Questions
- Instructions / Templates
General Inquiries, lock-in applications, and emergency application requests: firstname.lastname@example.org
Non-Priority Group Email: SFA@pbgc.gov