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Answers to the most frequently asked questions regarding the Lay Pension Plan for the Archdiocese of Milwaukee.

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  How long does it take to become vested in the plan?

Employees must work six full-time years before they are vested in the plan. Part-time employment is not qualified for pension.

  How can I find out what my benefit will be?

Get an estimate of your benefits by using our pension calculator. If you need specific information, you can call the pension office at 414-769-3317 or email

  When can I retire?

Our normal retirement age is 65. We also offer a benefit as early as age 60 at a reduced benefit.

  Do you offer a beneficiary option for the pension benefit?

We offer a normal benefit option and a joint and survivor option. That option isn’t chosen until you are applying for your pension.

  When should I apply for my pension?

You should contact the pension office at least  12 weeks prior to your desired retirement date. You will be mailed a packet to be completed and returned.

  Whom do I contact with questions on the Lay Employees' Pension Plan?

Please contact Bridget Fischer, Lay Pension Coordinator, at 414-769-3317 or via email at

  How can I update my contact information?

Please complete this contact information form and send it to the address listed at the bottom. 

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The Archdiocese of Milwaukee

3501 South Lake Drive
PO Box 070912
Milwaukee, WI 53207-0912

Phone:  (414) 769-3300
Toll-Free: (800) 769-9373
Fax:  (414)  769-3408