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 or contact the Pension Department at (646) 473-8666.

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