I recently learned my aunt was a Motorola employee for 30 years before she retired, but did not get any benefits from Motorola. She has since had several medical issues and financial burdens, and I was surprised to hear she did not have a pension to support her.
Do you think we can look into her records and see if she is entitled to any retirement benefits? She must have earned some form of pension or benefit for helping her in her old age, right?
Most companies offer retirement programs that require employee contributions or elections. It is possible that your aunt elected not to participate or that she did not qualify for some reason. She could contact Motorola to find out where to get more information about benefits or claim processes. Another option is to search with the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (PBGC) which is a government agency. Go to the website www.pbgc.gov to get started with a search.