PENSION LAW MATTERS involving entitlement to and computation of regular and disability pension benefits under private employment and public employment pension plans.

An experienced New York Pension Lawyer can help you make sense of your pension plan.

Private employment pensions are governed by the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA). Public employment pension plans in New York are governed by the New York State Retirement and Social Security Law. Federal employee pensions are governed by the Federal Employees Retirement System.

Regular pension plans include Defined Benefit Plans and Defined Contribution Plans. Under a Defined Benefit Plan an employee receives a certain monthly benefit after the employee retires. Under a Defined Contribution Plan the employer makes regular deposits on behalf of the employee, often in the form of matching contributions. In accordance with pension law, an employee's rights as a participant under the Plan (vesting rights) are based on minimum years of services and governed by the terms of the Plan.

Disability pension plans pay benefits when an employee becomes disabled as that term is defined in the plan, provided that minimum service requirements set forth in the plan is satisfied.

  • Pension Plans and the pension laws governing them can be complicated.
  • You should not file or furnish information to your pension plan seeking benefits without the aid of an experienced New York Pension Lawyer.
  • Pension plans can sometimes be intimidating.
  • You should not have to face them alone.

An experienced New York City Pension Lawyer can help you understand your rights and responsibilities and take steps directed to get you what you deserve and what you worked so hard to secure.

Your New York City pension can be the key to a bright future for you and your family.

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