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Due to the rapidly unfolding COVID-19 situation, the Trustees of The Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund (BTUPTF) have made the difficult decision to restrict public access to BTUPTF offices.  Beginning Monday, March 23, 2020, BTUPTF will no longer be conducting in person visits.  Walk-in appointments are discontinued

During this time, a reduced BTUPTF staff will continue to work to ensure that pension checks are issued on time, benefits forms are processed, and investment management functions continue.  Benefit Representatives will be available by phone.  We expect increased call volume and wait times as more Participants seek information by phone—please be patient as we strive to serve you as quickly and efficiently as possible.

If you would like to apply for benefits, simply call the Fund office at (262) 784-7880.  We will mail you all of the necessary paperwork.  Once you receive it, if you would like help completing the forms, you can call us and we will walk you through the process, step-by-step.

If you are already receiving benefits, you may download a variety of forms from our website, www.thepensionfund.com.  You may also request that forms be mailed to you by calling the Fund office.  If you have questions, or would like help completing the forms, simply call the Fund office.

The Trustees will continue to closely monitor developments and safety recommendations related to COVID-19 and provide updates as they become available.

NOTE: There will be no disruption in the payment of benefits.  Retirees will continue to receive payments as scheduled either through direct deposit or by paper check.

Planning to Retire?
Important dates to keep in mind

There are a few important dates to keep in mind for anyone considering retirement, all of which must be met in order to qualify under the current BTUPTF retirement eligibility rules.

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2022 Direct Deposit Dates for Retirees

Benefits are payable on the first business day of each month. For example, your benefit for the month of May is payable May 1st. If the first falls on a holiday or weekend, deposits are made the next official business day.

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Benefit Options

Monthly benefits from the Pension Fund can be paid in different ways, depending on your particular record of service. These options will be presented to you when you apply for benefits, and you have the opportunity to choose one which, in your judgement, best suits your circumstances.
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Who We Are

One of the most valuable parts of your wage and benefits package is your pension benefit.  Since 1959, the Building Trades United Pension Trust Fund (BTUPTF) has provided valuable retirement protection for Participants and their families.

BTUPTF is a multi-employer pension fund, comprised of more than 28,000 Participants from 11 construction-related industries in the Southeastern Wisconsin area.    

The Trustees of BTUPTF work together with the goal of building a secure future for you and your family.  Your BTUPTF pension is designed to provide income in three main situations:  your retirement years, your disability, or your premature death.

The Trustees and Fund staff work diligently to provide the best retirement plan to participants and their beneficiaries.  Do not hesitate to contact the Fund office any time you have questions.  

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