Laborers Local 265 Pension Plan

Payment Options

Single Life Annuity If you are not married when you start your benefits, your retirement benefit will be paid as a Single Life Annuity. You  will receive monthly pension payments for your lifetime. Upon your death, no further monthly benefits will be payable to your beneficiaries. If you are married at the time you begin your benefits, your pension will be paid on a actuarially reduced basis payable for the member’s lifetime. Upon your death, your living spouse will receive a benefit equal to the a portion or all of the monthly pension you were receiving at the time of your death.

Qualified Joint & One-Half Survivor Annuity
Upon your death, your living spouse will receive a benefits equal to one-half of the monthly pension benefit you were receiving at the time of your death. This form of benefits ill be automatically applied unless you elect an alternate form of benefits  and the Qualified  Joint & One-Half Survivor Annuity is properly waived by your spouse.

Qualified Joint & Three-Fourths Survivor Annuity
Upon your death, your living spouse will receive a benefit equal to two-thirds of the monthly pension you were receiving at the time of your death.

Qualified Joint & Full Survivor Annuity
Upon your death, your living spouse will receive a benefit equal to 100% of the monthly pension you were receiving at the time of your death.

Joint & Survivor with “Pop-up” Option
When selecting elections for retirement, a member can select a “pop-up” option to be added to any of the above Joint & Survivor benefits. With a “pop-up”, you receive a reduced monthly pension payable for your lifetime. Upon your death, your living spouse will receive a benefits equal to the option you selected. However, should your spouse die before you, your benefit would “pop-up” to the amount that would have been payable as a Single Life Annuity.

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