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Member must apply to the Fund Office for their pension benefit. It does not automatically start when you leave employment.  It is the member's responsibility to advise the Fund Office, not that of your employer.  An Application must be filed with the Fund Office.  It is best to apply several months in advance of when you wish your pension to start.

By law, pension payment must start no later than the end of the calendar year in which you turn age 71.  It is also import to apply for your pension when you are eligible.  If you apply late, your pension payments may be delayed.  Additionally, the Plan Rules do not allow for the payment of pension benefits for time periods prior to the Fund Office's receipt of your application. For example, if you turn 65 and retire but do not apply for your pension until you turn 66 you will not receive the 12 months of pension benefits you missed out on prior to your application.   

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