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November 4, 2008    DOL Home > Frequently Asked Questions > Retirement Plans & Benefits

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Retirement Plans & Benefits

Subtopics include:

Termination/Layoff  ERISA 
Disaster Relief  Cash Balance Pension Plans 
Uniformed Services Employment and Retraining (USERRA) 
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What is ERISA?
What is the Benefit Claims Procedure Regulation (29 CFR 2560.503-1)?
When should participants expect to receive distributions from their pension plans after terminating employment?
What protections do the fiduciary rules of ERISA provide?
Can I get my pension money if I am laid off?
Does the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA) require that an employee receive pension credit while absent to perform military service?
What information is your pension plan required to disclose?
What is the role of the U.S. Department of Labor in regulating pension plans?
What is a cash balance plan?
Is there a federal pension law that governs cash balance plans?

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