Recently, we spoke to his nephew, who also worked at the company and retired with 30 years of service. He received a $10,000 check from the pension office claiming he was underpaid. His pension now is $1,450 a month.
We have a son on disability who has the same name as my husband, and we thought maybe they got him mixed up with my husband. – Shirley, via email
A.: Your union rep should be able to help.
The pension office approach is complicated by the fact that your company went bankrupt and its business has been transferred to another entity. The situation with your nephew doesn't have anything to do with you. As to your son, it's very unlikely but possible he's been mixed up with your husband.
Given the numbers and the time period, you should seek counsel.