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How To Check Your Earnings – Make Sure You Get Everything You Deserve

OVERVIEW

Contributions on your covered services determine your health and pension benefits. It is critically important that this information is properly reported and in a timely manner. You want to make sure you qualify for your pension, and that you get all the monies to which you are entitled. Health coverage is also determined by your earnings. If you lose that coverage due to an error, it can be a drawn out tension-inducing process. No one wants to go through this if they can avoid it, and now, the PWGA has tools available to you that can help make sure this never happens.

IMPORTANT: If you don’t see your earnings 45 days after you have been paid, it is important that you inform the Employer Compliance Department. They can be reached at (818) 846-1015 extension 603, or you can use email: [email protected]. The Employer Compliance Department  will need a copy of your contract as well as evidence of payment for your services. If they determine that contributions are missing or delinquent, they will bill your employer on your behalf.

GETTING STARTED

This is the Dashboard, the landing screen of the PWGA App. You have access to your data 24/7. You can see what has been reported on your behalf and take action if something is missing.

Start by clicking Coverage as seen on the top of the screen to the right. It will take you to the earnings landing page below:

You will be able to see your current earnings cycle status and how much of the minimum qualifying amount you have earned. If there is a discrepancy, you can click on the earnings menu and it will take you to Earnings page where you can review what has been reported.

THE EARNINGS MENU

The next Menu Item is Earnings. You will be presented with bar charts for the last several years.

If you click on a particular year the information on this screen will instantly be updated with the year you have selected:

And if you click on the year, you will see more detailed information:

If you discover a discrepancy or have a question, please contact the Employer Compliance Department. They can look up your earnings on your behalf and take remedial actions to correct errors. The Employer Compliance Department can be reached at: (818) 846-1015 extension 603.

Please note: Signatory companies have a window of a month to report your earnings. Studios, Networks and payroll companies can take up to two months to report your earnings. Please keep this in mind when you get paid.

By keeping track of your earnings and signatory company contributions you can help us ensure you get all the benefits to which you are entitled.

If you haven’t used the PWGA App before, here are instructions to get you started:

HOW TO GET STARTED IF YOU’RE NOT USING THE APP REGISTERED ALREADY

You can log in to the website: www.wgaplans.org, or you can obtain the PWGA App which lets you do everything you can do on the website on your mobile device. Go to the Apple Store or Google Play Store and search for PWGA App. Download it to your phone and you’re ready to get started. 

The Apple version of the app (PWGA App) can be found HERE.

The Android version of the app can be found HERE.

If you’re logging in (or registering on the website), your screen will look like this:

If you’re logging on (or registering) via the app, it will look like this:

The website was updated and totally redesigned on May 2, 2021. If you already signed in to the new design, then you are good to go. If not, you will need to re-register on the website. This is a one-time only requirement. The site is more secure and more capable than it has ever been, but the significant changes required we change our log-in process.

For additional help with registration, we have created a guide to help you through the steps here.