almost 10 yrs-retirement benefits??

Discussion in 'UPS Discussions' started by formydad, Oct 19, 2006.

  1. formydad

    formydad New Member

    I fell upon this site researching information for my dad. If anyone could help me out, I would really appreciate it. My dad worked for UPS full time for almost 10 years (1965 to 1975). He had to leave 2 months before his 10 year annivesary. I am helping him with a letter to inquire about any benefits or pension, but I do not have a contact name at 55 Glenlake Parkway, NE. Does anyone have any information or advice for my situation?? Does anyone even know if he is entitled to any benefits at all??

    I would appreciate any information that could help out my dad. Thanks for your time.
     
  2. OldUPSDriver

    OldUPSDriver New Member

    Was he hourly or management??..Hourly would have to contact his local union, management would contact Retiree Relations in Glen Lake.
     
  3. formydad

    formydad New Member

    He was salary. Do you know of a name or specific person to address his letter?
     
  4. 30andout

    30andout New Member

    Not ALL hourly employees have their pension through the union.
     
  5. OldUPSDriver

    OldUPSDriver New Member

    Have no names to give. You could call the UPS 800 number and try to find out who and where. I would address it to Human Resources in Atlanta with all the info you have (ie) ssn, employee number, etc, years of service, location(s), etc.
     
  6. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    I am sure the union local will tell you, that your father back then(1965-1975) needed ten years to become vested. Looks like your dad missed it by a few months. But, you can try anyway.
     
  7. ups79

    ups79 Active Member

    I am sure the union local will tell you, that your father back then(1965-1975) needed ten years to become vested. Looks like your dad missed it by a few months. But, you can try anyway.
     
  8. rod

    rod retired and happy

    I agree with ups79. I had a friend that quit 4 months prior to reaching 10 years to make it rich selling bathtub liners. Needless to say he has kicked himself in the butt many times for that decision.
     
  9. formydad

    formydad New Member

    Thanks for the feedback. I know my dad is kicking himself now, too. We are going to send the letter and see what happens. Thanks again.
     
  10. hoser

    hoser Industrial Slob

    Please. Keep us updated. All the best!
     
  11. JonFrum

    JonFrum Guest

    Usually it's a lot easier to get a year of Vesting Service, than a year of Pension Credit. Vesting guarantees you a pension when you retire, Pension Credits determine how much that retirement amount will be, and whether you can begin collecting earlier than age 65 or so. If a year of Vesting Service requires only, say, 750 hours, then your father might have earned ten years Vesting Service without realizing it. Get a copy of the Summary Plan Description (SPD) from Human Resources or the Fund Administrator of the plan. It's all explained there. Good luck.