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American Rescue Plan (ARP) Special Financial Assistance Program

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.  

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 LIMITED

The e-Filing Portal is open only to plans at the top of the waiting list that have been notified by PBGC that they may submit their applications. Applications from any other plans will not be accepted at this time.

Contact Information

General Inquiries, lock-in applications, and emergency application requests:

Non-Priority Group Email:

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