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Guaranteed Benefits

PBGC guarantees basic plan pension benefits, including pension benefits at normal retirement age, most early retirement benefits, disability benefits, and annuity benefits for survivors of pension plan participants. Find out more, including our Maximum Monthly Guarantee Tables.


Frequently asked questions about PBGC and its insurance guarantees.

Disability Benefits

Learn about PBGC's guarantees and eligibilty requirements.   

Beneficiaries / Report Death of a Participant

Find out the three types of beneficiaries. How to report a death and to designate a beneficiary.

Designate Power of Attorney

How to name someone to act on your behalf.

Qualified Domestic Relations Orders and PBGC (QDRO)

See information about divorce orders and other court actions.

Appealing Benefit Determinations

See how to appeal your benefit determination.

Missing Participants Program

Learn about PBGC's Missing Participants Program. 

Health Coverage Tax Credit (HCTC)

See information about the IRS Health Coverage Tax Credit for PBGC participants and others.

State Life and Health Insurance Guaranty Association Offices

See information on state guaranty associations.

Notice to Participants

See the latest local and national newspaper ads informing participants PBGC is taking responsibility for their plan.

Last Updated: September 30, 2021

MyPBA: My Pension Benefit Access

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With MyPBA, you can create or log in to your account and 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