Did you know that if you are suddenly faced with a long-term or permanent disability as a working 1199SEIU member, you may be eligible for a disability pension benefit through the Pension Fund? If you are eligible for a pension disability benefit, it will supplement your Social Security Disability (SSD) benefits. You must apply for your SSD benefits either online at www.SocialSecurity.gov or by calling (800) 772-1213. As long as you continue to qualify for SSD, you can receive your disability pension up until age 65. Once you reach age 65, you must apply for a normal retirement benefit.
A disability pension benefit is available in some cases. You must apply for this benefit with the Pension Fund. Please see your Summary Plan Description (SPD) for details. If you have further questions, you may call the Pension Department at (646) 473-8666.