UMass Boston

Pension Action Center

We help people navigate the maze of policies and laws to secure their retirement income.

The Pension Action Center, part of UMass Boston's Gerontology Institute, provides free legal counseling for workers and retirees who live or worked in Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Illinois.

To request assistance, call 1.888.425.6067, or submit our online request for assistance.

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The Pension Action Center has served more than 11,000 individuals and recovered over $68 million in retirement benefits.

Webinar: Race, Retirement and Financial Security
Watch our June 23, 2022 webinar about racial inequity in retirement.

Download our Annual Report
Learn more about the impact of the Pension Action Center's work to secure retirement benefits.

Meet a PAC Client
PAC's attorneys helped Joseph Smith recover his pension. 

Watch our 2021 Fall Fundraiser with Michelle Singletary
The syndicated personal finance columnist helped us raise critical funding—thank you! 

Missing Participants: What's Next? (Webinar)
Expert panelists from government and industry discuss EBSA's Missing Participant Guidance. 

How do you find a lost 401(k)?
This new fact sheet offers tips on how to search for your money.

Protect your 401(k) when you leave your job
Tips on how to avoid becoming one of the millions of Americans with lost accounts.

Watch PAC's 25th Anniversary Celebration
Thank you to our supporters for making PAC's 25th anniversary celebration a success.

Read about us on the Gerontology Institute blogStories featuring Pension Action Center staff and interns, funding news, and client successes.