Can an employee’s health care pension fund change age requirements to receive benefits if fully vested?

Asked on August 14, 2015 under Employment Labor Law, New Jersey


SJZ, Member, New York Bar / FreeAdvice Contributing Attorney

Answered 5 years ago | Contributor

Vesting does not affect the age at which you can receive benefits: vesting means that the money in the fund is yours, even if you leave that employer, so you don't need to worry about losing it if you change jobs. But the issue of age to receive benefits is separate, so yes, the age can be changed even if you are vested.

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