Applying for Benefits

If you are applying for the following benefits, you must contact the Midwest Operating Engineers Fringe Benefit Funds Pension Department at (708) 579 – 6640 and request the appropriate application forms:

  • Normal Retirement Pension
  • Early Retirement Pension
  • Disability Pension (All Work Total Disability or Operating Engineer Total Disability)
  • Vested Pension

If you are contemplating either an Early or Normal Retirement, you should start the process six months prior to your elected retirement Effective Date.  This six month time frame will allow you to :

  • receive an estimate from the Pension Department
  • meet with the Pension Department to discuss your pension options
  • discuss the monthly benefit options with your spouse
  • gather your indicative data information
    • copy of your birth certificate
    • copy of your spouse’s birth certificate
    • copy of your marriage license

If you suffer an illness or injury and you are applying for a Disability Pension, you should apply for the Disability Pension as soon as possible.  This will allow you time to:

  • receive a pre-certification through MCM Solutions
  • receive a Functional Capacity Exam, if necessary
  • complete the Vocational Training Questionnaire, if necessary
  • if you are applying for an All Work Total Disability Pension, you must be granted a Social Security Disability Award letter from SSA

If you complete your application in the month prior to your elected retirement Effective Date, you must sign the 30-day Waiver Form provided in your application packet.

The Pension Department staff will be happy to assist you with any information regarding the benefits under the Plan.  If you are retiring and want to schedule an appointment with one of the staff members to discuss your retirement options/application, please contact the Pension Department at the number shown above.

Upcoming Events

Fund Office Hours

Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays


Eligibility/Member Services Hours

Mon., Tues., Wed., and Fri.
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Thurs.
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Closed Sundays


Operators' Health Center Hours

Monday – Wednesday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Last Appointment 4:00 PM)

Thursday
10:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
(Last Appointment 6:00 PM)

Friday
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
(Last Appointment 4:00 PM)

Saturday
8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
(Last Appointment 11:00 AM)

Closed Sundays

6150 Joliet Rd Suite OHC
Countryside, IL 60525
Tel: 708.485.2273 (CARE)