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Search Our List of Missing Participants

Search Our List of Missing Participants

Are You Owed a Retirement Benefit from PBGC?

Across the country, there are more than 80,000 people who earned a defined benefit pension and who haven’t yet claimed the benefits they may be owed. Those unclaimed pensions total over $400 million dollars, with individual benefits ranging from twelve cents to almost one million dollars. Using our Unclaimed Pensions list, you can search our list of missing participants.

Search the List

You can Search the List by All database fields, First Name, Last Name or Company Name. Enter your search term, the field type you would like to search by, and then select the Search button. 

What's Next?

If you find your name (or the name of a beneficiary, relative, or some other person, that may be owed a benefit) you have two options. First, complete our secure online form by clicking on the name of the missing participant. Be sure to provide us with a valid telephone number, email address, or mailing address so we can contact you. We will contact you after we receive and process your information. Or, if you prefer, you can call us at 1-800-400-PBGC (7242) and speak with a member of our missing participant team (TTY users, call the federal relay service toll-free at 1-800-877-8339 and ask to be connected to 1-800-400-7242).

If you are not on our Missing Participants list but would like additional resources to find a lost retirement benefit, please refer to our Finding a Lost Pension publication.

Need Help?

If you have questions about how to use PBGC’s Pension Search, or if a property locator or heir finder has contacted you, please see Help With Your Unclaimed Pension Search.

Last updated April 22, 2020