UMass Boston

Who We Can Help

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The New England Pension Assistance Project serves Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

The Illinois Pension Assistance Project serves the state of Illinois.

Our pension lawyers and counselors can answer your pension questions, free of charge, on any private retirement plan, including:

  •      Traditional “defined benefit” pension plans
  •      Cash balance and other “hybrid” pension plans
  •      401(k), 403(b), and 457 “defined contribution” plans
  •      Money purchase and other profit-sharing plans

We also help people with questions on government-sponsored and religiously-affiliated retirement plans.

Request help if:

  • you currently live or work in Illinois or the New England states, or if you lived or worked in these states while earning the pension; or
  • if the company or pension plan is headquartered or has operations in Illinois or New England, or if it had operations in the region when the pension was earned.

If you are outside of our service areas, please visit the link below to see if there is a similar service available in your area. Currently, 30 states are served by a free pension-counseling program.

Need Help Now?

Call Us Toll-Free: 1.888.425.6067

Pension Action Center

Wheatley Hall, 3rd Floor, Room 124A
University of Massachusetts Boston
100 Morrissey Blvd.
Boston, MA 02125-3393 USA


The Pension Action Center is affiliated with the McCormack Graduate School of Policy and Global Studies.