Introducing AARP RealPad: The Wi-Fi Tablet That Makes It Easy to Share, Learn, Connect and Play. Learn more



most popular


Nothing has been viewed


Best Employers for Workers Over 50

See the latest winners of this AARP recognition program.

Employer Resource Center

Attract and retain top talent in a changing workforce.

Ask the Experts

Collecting Pension from a Bankrupt Company

Q My company went bankrupt this year and my pension plan was terminated. I was told I’ll be getting my pension payout from the government. What’s the most I can collect?

A Single retirees age 65 whose pension plans terminated in 2009 could collect $54,000 per year—the maximum benefit paid out by the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp. That’s up from $51,750 in 2008. The maximum benefit is lower for younger retirees—$18,900 annually for a 50-year-old. Those limits are set by law. —Carole Fleck

Topic Alerts

You can get weekly email alerts on the topics below. Just click “Follow.”

Manage Alerts


Please wait...

progress bar, please wait

Tell Us WhatYou Think

Please leave your comment below.

Jobs You Might Like

Discounts & Benefits

From companies that meet the high standards of service and quality set by AARP.

Woman sitting on sofa using laptop
membership adt

Small business owners save 20% on new installation of any new ADT security system.

Mujer en la parte de afuera de so negocio

Free quotes for members from the AARP® Small Business Insurance Program.

Member Benefits

Renew today! Members receive exclusive member benefits & affect social change.

Explore Your Learning Possiblities