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MyPBA: My Pension Benefit Access

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MyPBA is only for individuals who are entitled to receive a PBGC benefit. If you represent an ongoing pension plan, go to My PAA to pay the premium. button for MyPBA account access

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You are eligible for a MyPBA account if you are owed benefits from a plan that has been trusteed by PBGC. This includes customers currently receiving benefits as well as those entitled to future benefits.   

New and existing My Pension Benefit Access (MyPBA) account users, must create a account to gain access to the enhanced version of MyPBA. The authentication security process is used to verify your identity and protect your personal information. Once you create your account, it will take approximately 20 minutes for your new MyPBA account to be ready. When complete, you will be able to access your MyPBA account information. With this new account, your password will not expire.

Here’s what you’ll need to register:

  • Valid Email Address
  • Phone Number (mobile preferred)
  • Current State-Issued ID (picture of the front and the back)

Enjoy these benefits:

  • View your 1099-R tax form
  • Obtain a letter that verifies your PBGC income
  • Update your address, contact, and banking information
  • Update your federal tax withholding
  • Request a benefit estimate
  • Apply for benefits

Looking for your 1099-R in MyPBA? Using a Chrome or Edge browser, navigate to the MyPBA homepage screen and then click on the “My 1099 form(s)” icon. This takes you to a page featuring “My Plans.” Check the square box next to the plan name(s) for the 1099(s) you want to download. Then click on the blue “Show selected tax forms” button to download your PDF tax form(s). For additional help, view our Download 1099 reference sheet.

IRS Form 1099-R Distribution: Your IRS Form 1099-R, for benefits paid by PBGC, will be mailed to you through the U.S. Postal Service by January 31, 2024. Please allow time for delivery. Your IRS Form 1099-R will be available to download and print from MyPBA on or after February 2, 2024.


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