2021 Earnings Statement issued

May 9, 2022, 14:16 PM by sh
Summary: Performers are encouraged to review and verify the accuracy of information on their Earnings Statements upon receiving the statements in the mail.

Full Story:  The AFTRA Retirement Fund mailed 2021 Earnings Statements to all registered performers with verified addresses who had AFTRA-covered earnings reported on their behalf for performance dates in 2021. For registered performers with verified addresses who had AFTRA-covered earnings reported on their behalf for calendar year 2020 – but not for 2021 – a letter indicating that no earnings were reported to the AFTRA Retirement Fund with 2021 performance dates was mailed to their verified address on record.

If you receive a 2021 Earnings Statement or a letter indicating that no AFTRA-covered earnings were reported and no contributions were received on your behalf, we encourage you to carefully review and verify the accuracy of this information as soon as possible.  Remember, covered earnings affect your vesting status under the AFTRA Retirement Plan.  While the Retirement Fund relies on employers to make required contributions and report timely and accurate information about your earnings, please remember that you are ultimately responsible for verifying the accuracy of any information that is reported – or not reported – on your behalf.

Important note: Do not use your Earnings Statement for pension calculations – request a pension analysis from the Fund

This statement is not a benefit statement (hereafter referred to as a pension analysis).  You can request a pension analysis from the Fund at any time. A pension analysis provides only an estimate of your accrued benefit payable at normal retirement age in the normal form of payment and will also advise whether you are vested or when your estimated accrued benefit will become vested. Your actual benefit will be calculated upon your submission of your application to start to receive your pension. To request a pension analysis, visit aftraretirement.org and click on the “Pension Projection” button under Quick links on the right rail of every page. 

For questions and information about submitting an earnings inquiry, see our Covered Earnings Inquiries brochure for helpful information. You can also print an Earnings Discrepancy Form to report any potential discrepancies or missing earnings. Return the completed form along with the required documentation as instructed on the back of the form. If you have questions about your vesting status  or benefits under the Retirement Plan, or to speak with a representative contact Participant Services online at aftraretirement.org (“Participant Tool Kit” | “Contact Us”) or by telephone at (800) 562-4690.

For questions about residual payments or questions relating to union dues and union dues calculations, please contact the SAG-AFTRA Union at (855) 724-2387 or view the SAG AFTRA residual portal on their website.