How to Apply for Your Pension Benefit


If you are retiring or leaving your workplace, you should file an application for your pension benefit.

You can easily request this application through the "My Messages" section on your "My Local 338" account, or by clicking here. Once you have filled out the form, you can also submit it via message!

Different pension rules determine which pension benefit you are eligible for and what your pension benefit will be. Please consult your Plan booklet - the "Local 338 Retirement Fund Summary Plan Description" for more information. This is also available on your Member Portal under "Forms and Documents."

If you have any questions about your Pension Benefits, feel free to contact the Pension Department at (516) 294-1338 extension 1305. Forms can also be mailed to the Local 338 offices at 1505 Kellum Place Mineola, New York 11501 if necessary. However, your Member Portal will allow for timely, efficient, and secure submissions of your application. Also see below for information about the Local 338 Pension Calculator and other useful resources.

Click here to to join the Local 338 retirees PAC.

Click here to apply for Direct Deposit of Your Pension

Click here for the Federal Tax Withholding Forms

New Feature Through "My Local 338": Pension Calculator
Wondering how much your pension benefit will be when you retire? This powerful tool allows you to see an estimate of what your future benefit might be if you are enrolled in the Local 338 Retirement Fund. Simply log-in and visit the "My Benefits" section on your portal or click here to get started now. Once you're there, watch the brief video to learn how this tool works then start planning out your future!

Looking for Forms and Documents?
View and request any forms you may need through your "My Local 338" account under "Forms and Documents" or by clicking here. You can also request forms such as: applications for your pension benefit or direct deposit of your benefit, optical forms, Magnacare ID cards, and the Local 338 retirees PAC through the "My Messages" section.

When the Time Comes, Will You be Financially Ready to Retire?
When it comes to retirement, knowing what to do and when to start can seem daunting. But if you follow these simple guidelines pre-retirement, you can get on the path to be financially ready when the time comes to retire.
By Charlie Hamilton, Funds Administrator and Andrew Vella, Pension Representative

Thinking About Retiring?
Answers to some questions you might have about your federal retirement benefits. 

Retirement Tool Kit
Choosing when to retire is an important decision and involves a number of issues you may want to consider in your retirement planning. The more you know before you start making decisions, the better off you will be in retirement. The Retirement Tool Kit includes important information and resources from different government agencies that will help you better prepare for your future.

Click here to access the Tool Kit,

Worksheet for Financial Planning
The U.S. Department of Labor’s Employee Benefits Security Administration (EBSA) announced Savings Fitness: A Guide to Your Money and Your Financial Future web site. The site contains online interactive worksheets to help you set short and long-term financial goals, calculate your net worth, and estimate a retirement target saving rate.

For more information, visit:

How to Access Your Social Security Statement Online
The Social Security Administration now provides your social security statement online. Through this statement you can access a variety of information that will help you plan for retirement. 

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Main Office (516) 294-1338  •  Union Call Center (516) 294-1338 ext. 1775  •  Medical Call Center (516) 294-1338 ext. 1776
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