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Instructions for Pension Calculator, invalid login attempt error message


I am trying to access the Pension Calculator, and getting an error message:

invalid login attempt


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Please note: MIT's online Pension Calculator works best when using Internet Explorer, Mozilla or Firefox. Safari is not a compatible browser with this site. If you receive an error message, close and re-open your browser before logging in again. Pension Calculator is intended for estimate purposes only.

Login Instructions


  1. Enter your MIT ID number: The 9 digit number printed on your MIT ID card.
  2. Enter your password:
    • First-Time Users: Your 8 digit temporary password is the following:
      the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number followed by the 4 digits of your year of birth.
    • Unsure of your Password: Click Forgot Password, and you will be assigned a temporary password after being asked your security question. Note: You'll be prompted for "User Name". Enter 9-digit MIT ID number.
      forgot password

Establishing a New Password

If you used a temporary password, you must establish a new password. The password must be 6 to 10 alphanumeric characters with at least 2 numbers. This new password cannot be 50% or more similar to any previous password you have established. You will be asked to re-enter your password.

For questions about the Pension benefit, contact your Benefits Office:

On Campus Email:
At Lincoln Laboratory Email:

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Last Modified:

May 02, 2016

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  1. Aug 23, 2011

    The new pension calculator has a new reset option:

    • click side link for "forgot username/password"
    • enter SSN, ZIP, birthday
    • confirm username, enter new password
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