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Where do you apply for Teamster pension funds?

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Retiring Teamsters union members apply for Teamster pension funds at their area administrative offices, according to the Western Conference of Teamsters Pension Trust. The area administrative offices have the pension fund application packets, which contain the age and disability retirement benefit applications that all applicants are required to complete.

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The packet also contains a certification of complete severance and termination of employment, explains the WCTPT. Employees applying for retirement benefits before age 65 and their most recent employers covered under the plan are required to complete the certification. It takes about three months for the pension office to approve retirees' applications. Retirees receive retroactive benefits payments if the pension office approves their applications after their pension effective dates.

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