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Find unclaimed retirement benefits

Did you earn a retirement benefit from a private-sector employer who lost track of you when your plan ended? If so, your employer may have transferred those benefits to PBGC for safekeeping.

PBGC holds unclaimed benefits for people that were not paid when their retirement plan ended. To help connect them to their benefit, PBGC has created a searchable database.

Enter your last name and the last four digits of your Social Security number

If your name and Social Security number (SSN) match information in our database, we will tell you how to contact us to continue your search. (But please remember, a match does not necessarily mean that you have a retirement benefit with PBGC.)

If your name and SSN do not match our database, you don’t have to stop your search. You may have a retirement benefit held by your employer or a private financial institution. We will direct you to a webpage where you can find resources to help you continue the search. 

This database includes missing participants who earned benefits in several types of retirement plans: 

  • Defined benefit pension plans that ended in a standard termination.
  • Retirement plans that ended and transferred benefits or information to PBGC’s Expanded Missing Participants Program. Plan types in the program are defined benefit plans, defined contribution plans, multiemployer plans, and small professional services plans.
  • Defined benefit plans that have been trusteed by PBGC.

The database is updated quarterly. The most recent update was June 6, 2024. 


Privacy Act Statement

The Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) is collecting your personally identifiable information (PII) to locate participants, alternate payees, and beneficiaries of defined benefit and defined contribution plan funds who may be owed benefits as the result of a terminated plan or defined contribution plan whose funds are held under the control or authority of the PBGC.  By providing PBGC with your last name and last 4 digits of your Social Security Number, you are consenting to PBGC using this information to determine if it has records that meet that initial match.  If you fail to provide this information, we will be unable to run a search for records related to you.  PBGC is authorized to collect this information under 29 U.S.C. 1055, 1056(d)(3), 1302, 1321, 1322, 1322a, 1341, 1342, and 1350; 29 U.S.C. 1203; 44 U.S.C. 3101; 5 U.S.C. 301.   For further information, please visit PBGC’s Unclaimed Retirement Funds SORN.