Stunt performers, dancers and others in physically demanding entertainment-related jobs should be able to benefit from a lower full retirement age, and the Screen Actors Guild Pension Plan is “being urged to consider” that, writes Marlene Y. Satter for Benefits Pro.
The lower age should apply for all members of SAG-AFTRA (Screen Actors Guild‐American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) in those physically demanding roles, she reports. It’s a shift stunt performers “have been lobbying for … decades … without any luck.”
These performers can now retire are 55, but with a reduced pension. The renewed effort to lower then age comes after the deaths of two stunt performers on the sets of the Walking Dead and Deadpool 2, writes Satter.
More: Not looking good.

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