Teamsters Joint Council No. 83 of Virginia

Health & Welfare and Pension Funds

Pension Fund

The Teamsters Joint Council No. 83 of Virginia Pension Plan is a multiemployer Taft-Hartley trust, administered by a board of trustees of union and management representatives. The Fund was established in 1957.

The Pension Plan is a defined benefit plan with benefits paid monthly over the participant's lifetime (an annuity). It is not a defined contribution plan. There is no individual account with investment earning and losses in the participant's name. Lump sum payments are not permitted.

Plan Document and Summary Plan Description
Earning Benefit Accrual Service

If you are actively working, contributions paid under the Collective Bargaining Agreement are used to determine your hours of service under the Plan. You will be credited with 45 hours of service with each week of contributions paid and/or 10 hours each day paid.

Service accrues on a calendar year basis (January 1 through December 31). Vesting Service (VS) determines your right to a pension. Benefit Accrual Service (BAS) determines the amount of your pension.

Your service accumulates as shown in the table below.

Hours of Service in a Calendar Year Benefit Accrual Service (BAS) Earned
1575 or more (at least 35 weeks) 1.00 year BAS
1170 – 1574 (at least 26 weeks) .75 year BAS
900 – 1169 (at least 20 weeks) .50 year BAS
501 – 899 (at least 12 weeks) .25 year BAS
Pension Schedules by Current Contributing Employer

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