South Central Pension Rights Project

Address

815 Brazos
Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701

(800) 443-2528 xOPT4

www.southcentralpension.org

Date of Official Change:

September 18, 2014

AKA:

SCPRP / S.C.P.R.P.

Description:

Our mission is to provide a wide variety of free legal services to persons having problems related to pension and other employer-sponsored retirement plans. Helping individuals understand and exercise their pension rights

The South Central Pension Rights Project (SCPRP) of Texas Legal Services Center provides regional pension counseling and information services. Our mission is to help individuals understand and exercise their pension rights. We provide services free of charge to workers and retirees or their family members:

who currently live or work in the service region of Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas;
who used to live or work in the region while earning the pension;
whose employer or pension plan is headquartered or has operations now in the region; or
whose employer or pension plan had operations in the region when the pension was earned.
SCPRP is funded through a grant from the U.S. Administration on Aging with support from the Texas Access to Justice Foundation. SCPRP partners with Missouri Association of Area Agencies on Aging and the ten Missouri Area Agencies on Aging and Legal Services of Eastern Missouri. We have offices in Austin, Texas and St. Louis, Missouri.

Our services are provided free of charge, regardless of age, income or the amount of the benefit sought. Our attorneys and paralegals provide services over the telephone and through the mail. Free Legal Services for Individuals in Need of Assistance with Pension or Employer-Sponsored Retirement Benefits.


Our services include:
1. Obtaining and evaluating governing plan documents and other information (such as employment and earnings records) necessary to calculate or claim benefits or exercise pension rights

2. Drafting and submitting benefit claims and appeals, and negotiating benefit settlement agreements, and other related assistance services ranging from brief services such as letter writing, email and telephone communications on behalf of clients, to more extensive research and investigative services, short of representation in court and formal litigation

3. Identifying and pursuing pension benefits from clients' prior employers, locating "lost" plan sponsors for clients who worked long enough to earn a benefit, but have since lost touch with their former employer due to a company change in name, location, form or operational status

4. Answering callers' basic questions about their pension plans and rights and remedies under all public and private pension systems and the laws and regulations that govern them throughout the service region

5. Making referrals to qualified pension attorneys when all other avenues have been exhausted

Hours:

Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm

Intake Process:

Call for Intake assistance - Packet will be sent to you for information, package will need to be completed and returned for assistance to begin

Program Fees:

Free

Languages:

English

Eligibility:

Any worker, retiree or their family members who currently live or work in the service region of Arkansas, Louisiana, Missouri, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Texas; who used to live or work in the region while earning the pension; whose employer or pension plan is headquartered or has operations now in the region; or whose employer or pension plan had operations in the region when the pension was earned.

Handicap Accessible?

No

Is Shelter?

No

Related Resource

Date of Official Change:

September 18, 2014

Volunteer Opportunities:

Agency does not utilize volunteers in our area

Address Listings

Physical (Primary)

815 Brazos
Suite 1100
Austin, TX 78701

Contacts

Available Staff

Primary Contact

Phone Numbers

Toll Free

(800) 443-2528 xOPT4

Legal Status:

Non-Profit

Geography Served

    If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

  • Arkansas
    • Louisiana
      • Acadia County
        • Allen County
          • Ascension County
            • Assumption County
              • Avoyelles County
                • Beauregard County
                  • Bossier County
                    • Calcasieu County
                      • Caldwell County
                        • Cameron County
                          • Catahoula County
                            • Claiborne County
                              • Concordia County
                                • De Soto County
                                  • East Baton Rouge County
                                    • Baker
                                  • East Carroll County
                                    • East Feliciana County
                                      • Evangeline County
                                        • Franklin County
                                          • Grant County
                                            • Iberia County
                                              • Iberville County
                                                • Jackson County
                                                  • Jefferson County
                                                    • Gretna
                                                    • Harvey
                                                    • Marrero
                                                    • Metairie
                                                    • New Orleans
                                                    • Westwego
                                                  • Jefferson Davis County
                                                    • Lafourche County
                                                      • La Salle County
                                                        • Lincoln County
                                                          • Livingston County
                                                            • Madison County
                                                              • Morehouse County
                                                                • Natchitoches County
                                                                  • Orleans County
                                                                    • Ouachita County
                                                                      • West Monroe
                                                                    • Pointe Coupee County
                                                                      • Rapides County
                                                                        • Red River County
                                                                          • Richland County
                                                                            • Sabine County
                                                                              • Saint Bernard County
                                                                                • Saint Charles County
                                                                                  • Saint Helena County
                                                                                    • Saint James County
                                                                                      • Saint Landry County
                                                                                        • Saint Martin County
                                                                                          • Saint Mary County
                                                                                            • Saint Tammany County
                                                                                              • St John The Baptist County
                                                                                                • Tangipahoa County
                                                                                                  • Tensas County
                                                                                                    • Terrebonne County
                                                                                                      • Union County
                                                                                                        • Vermilion County
                                                                                                          • Vernon County
                                                                                                            • Washington County
                                                                                                              • Webster County
                                                                                                                • West Baton Rouge County
                                                                                                                  • West Carroll County
                                                                                                                    • West Feliciana County
                                                                                                                      • Winn County
                                                                                                                      • Missouri
                                                                                                                        • Oklahoma
                                                                                                                          • Texas
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                                                                                                                            Geography Served

                                                                                                                              If a location is grayed out it means that only certain areas within it are covered. The areas with complete covereage are listed in black.

                                                                                                                            • Arkansas
                                                                                                                              • Louisiana
                                                                                                                                • Acadia County
                                                                                                                                  • Allen County
                                                                                                                                    • Ascension County
                                                                                                                                      • Assumption County
                                                                                                                                        • Avoyelles County
                                                                                                                                          • Beauregard County
                                                                                                                                            • Bossier County
                                                                                                                                              • Calcasieu County
                                                                                                                                                • Caldwell County
                                                                                                                                                  • Cameron County
                                                                                                                                                    • Catahoula County
                                                                                                                                                      • Claiborne County
                                                                                                                                                        • Concordia County
                                                                                                                                                          • De Soto County
                                                                                                                                                            • East Baton Rouge County
                                                                                                                                                              • Baker
                                                                                                                                                            • East Carroll County
                                                                                                                                                              • East Feliciana County
                                                                                                                                                                • Evangeline County
                                                                                                                                                                  • Franklin County
                                                                                                                                                                    • Grant County
                                                                                                                                                                      • Iberia County
                                                                                                                                                                        • Iberville County
                                                                                                                                                                          • Jackson County
                                                                                                                                                                            • Jefferson County
                                                                                                                                                                              • Gretna
                                                                                                                                                                              • Harvey
                                                                                                                                                                              • Marrero
                                                                                                                                                                              • Metairie
                                                                                                                                                                              • New Orleans
                                                                                                                                                                              • Westwego
                                                                                                                                                                            • Jefferson Davis County
                                                                                                                                                                              • Lafourche County
                                                                                                                                                                                • La Salle County
                                                                                                                                                                                  • Lincoln County
                                                                                                                                                                                    • Livingston County
                                                                                                                                                                                      • Madison County
                                                                                                                                                                                        • Morehouse County
                                                                                                                                                                                          • Natchitoches County
                                                                                                                                                                                            • Orleans County
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Ouachita County
                                                                                                                                                                                                • West Monroe
                                                                                                                                                                                              • Pointe Coupee County
                                                                                                                                                                                                • Rapides County
                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Red River County
                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Richland County
                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Sabine County
                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Saint Bernard County
                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Saint Charles County
                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Saint Helena County
                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Saint James County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Saint Landry County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Saint Martin County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Saint Mary County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Saint Tammany County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • St John The Baptist County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • Tangipahoa County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • Tensas County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • Terrebonne County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Union County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Vermilion County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Vernon County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      • Washington County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        • Webster County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          • West Baton Rouge County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            • West Carroll County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              • West Feliciana County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Winn County
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                • Missouri
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  • Oklahoma
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    • Texas
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