The Orthodox Church in America Pension Plan was established in 1976 to provide a retirement income to bishops, priests and other full time workers of the Church. All American Councils have mandated participation in the Plan for all full time clergy and have appointed the Pension Board to supervise the administration of the Plan. The Board maintains this area of the OCA website to provide clergy, full time workers and parish officials with information and tools related to participation in the Plan.
Please note that while participation in the Plan has been mandated for clergy since 1976, a recent restatement of the Plan removed the reduction of benefit penalty for benefits accruing effective January 1, 2010. However, no benefit will accrue for clergy or full time workers who fail to participate. Please review the Highlights Brochure and Summary Plan Description to learn more about how you can begin accruing benefits today. The Plan’s administrator and bookkeeper are available for any questions you might have.
The Pension Board has proudly been providing monthly benefits to retirees, widows, and beneficiaries for over 30 years. This is a very valuable benefit for those eligible to participate.