Income Supplements for retirees

​The Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions provides Income Supplements to eligible retired Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) employees and their surviving spouses in need. The amount of support you may receive depends on your total income from all sources and your Social Security participation.

About Income Supplements

This assistance raises to certain levels the monthly income of employees who have served the Church for many years at modest wages. Income Supplements run for the duration of retired members' lives, unless their financial circumstances change.

Amount

The amount of support you may receive depends on your total income from all sources and your Social Security participation.

The Board of Pensions assumes you have secured alternate protection if you are not receiving Social Security benefits.

Eligibility

To qualify, retired members or surviving spouses must

  • be 65 years or older;
  • be receiving a retirement or survivor's pension from the Benefits Plan of the PC(USA);
  • have 15 or more years of participation in the Defined Benefit Pension Plan, or a minimum of five years' participation in the Defined Benefit Pension Plan, with an additional 10-year service credit for pensioners who served PC(USA) congregations, mid councils, and/or agencies without enrollment in the Defined Benefit Pension Plan;
  • have a total annual income no greater than the applicable maximum as defined in the Target income table below.
Target income
​Years of pension plan participation ​Retired single members ​Retired members with spouses
​15 to < 25$34,155$40,365
​25 to < 30$37,260​$43,470
​30 or >$40,365​$46,575

How to apply

Need help?

​Call the Board at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN).