Benefits Calculator

Quick Benefits Estimator (from 2018 forward)

This calculator provides an estimate of the retirement benefit payable for participants joining the ILPF , and retiring at the normal retirement age of 65. The calculator uses a flat weekly contribution rate. For those who contribute, or are considering contributing, a percentage of gross pay, convert that percentage to a flat dollar value for use in the calculator. For example, if you earn $500 per week gross and contribute 5% of your gross pay, 5% of $500 is equal to $25; you would enter $25 into the weekly contribution field. Similarly, if you earn $625/week and want to know the expected benefit at a 7% of gross payroll contribution rate, multiply $625 by 7% to get $43.75, and use $43.75 in the calculator.

After entering your age and weekly contribution amount, the calculator will compute the total dollar amount you would contribute between now and a normal retirement age of 65. Below that, is the estimated monthly benefit that would be paid based on the variables you entered (the figures may vary slightly from actual due to the fact that the calculator doesn't take into account your birth date). The bottom right figure represents the total cumulative amount you would receive if you were to retire at 65 and collect benefits for 20 years. For most ILPF participants, this last figure is many multiples of the amount they actually contributed (top right figure). In fact, most ILPF participants begin to collect benefits in excess of their actual contributions after just 58 months of retirement.

Contact the Fund to request a written estimate.

Computing Member Benefits

Each $260.00 of contributions by a member is a "UNIT" and is equal to one year of contributions at the minimum weekly contribution of $5.00. The value of each full "UNIT" is 1.75% of contributions.

When benefits are computed, credit is given for fractional parts of a full unit after the initial unit. Most participating locals have adopted contribution levels greater than the $5 minimum weekly contribution, which means members in these locals are building up their accounts by more than one unit per year.

Norma Balentine

Local 577M
Milwaukee, WI

“None of my previous jobs offered a defined benefit pension plan.  We’ve seen how the benefits provided by plans based on stocks, such as 401(k)s, can erode as the stock market plummets.   The ILPF is a gift that very few workers have – a lifelong benefit.

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James Klug

Local 577 M
Cedarburg, WI

“It’s a rare fund and my retirement would be poor without it. I can’t think of any other fund that you get every penny you put in. When I retired, I had paid in a total of $88,000 over 39 years. If I live 25 years past my retirement age, the fund will provide a little under a million dollars in pension payments. I got what I paid in a couple of years and the rest is pure profit.

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Harold Moore

Local 285M
Washington, DC

“I plan on working until I’m eligible for full retirement benefits. I think the ILPF provides really excellent benefits. My contribution is taken directly out of my paycheck. I don’t have to think about it, so it’s easy to save for retirement. Belonging to the ILPF gives me a great sense of security. 

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John Greco

Local 14M
Philadelphia, PA

"The ILPF is a good investment. I’ve been working at my present job for 39 years, but the employer plan will provide me with less than $800 a month when I retire. Contrast that with the payment I’ll receive from the Fund. Even by age 63, before I plan to retire, I’ll have already earned more than twice as much a month.

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Teamsters Local 299

New Boston, MI

“We felt like we needed to take control of our retirement. That’s why we voted to join the ILPF. The Fund is run exclusively by and for Teamsters. It was set up decades ago and has provided generations of union members with secure retirements.

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Christopher Yatchak

Local 577M
Germantown, WI

“Today’s workers fear that they might run out of retirement savings before they die. It’s important to compare how defined benefit and defined contribution pension funds work and know what you should expect. How do you make your savings last the rest of your life?

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