Long Story here my co-workers husband had to leave his job because of medical reasons. He has been with his new employer for 2 1/2 years now but has yet to recieve his Pension Payout from his previous employer. The company he worked for had been bought out and the pension plan was turned into company stock. He keeps getting told that he has to wait 5 years to get his payout. I am not sure if the 5 years is something that was set in stone when the company was bought out at which time he was still employed there or if they are saying he has to wait 5 years after leaving his employment there. Is there anything that he can do?