Vesting and Eligibility

If you’ve accumulated 5 pension credits, you are eligible to receive a pension from 1199SEIU Home Care Employees Pension Fund. Pension credits are based on how many hours you work per calendar year. Generally, if you work 1,000 hours or more in a calendar year, you will earn one pension credit and one year of vesting service.

To find out how many credits you have earned, request a pension estimate from the Pension Department.

If you’re planning on retiring, schedule an appointment with a Pension Counselor 6 months before your retirement date. Counselors will explain your benefit and help you fill out any paperwork.

To schedule an appointment, email us at pension@1199Funds.org or contact the Pension Department at (646) 473-8666.

For a full description of your Pension Plan, check your Summary Plan Description.