Vesting and Eligibility

If you’ve accumulated 5 years of vesting service,* you are eligible to receive a pension from the 1199SEIU Greater New York Pension Fund. Generally, if you work 870 hours or more in a calendar year, you will earn one year of pension credit and one year of vesting service. To find out how many years of service you have, 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 walk you through the application process, review your pension options and help you make the financial decisions that are right for you.

For more details on eligibility, click here.

To schedule an appointment, contact us online or contact the Pension Department at (646) 473-8666.

*10 years if you left service before September 1, 1998

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