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NFLPA increases pensions for 1,722 former players

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As the NFL continues to thrive financially, it becomes more and more important to take care of the men who helped make the game what it now is.

On Monday, the NFLPA announced that more than 1,700 former players will see a sweetening of the monthly pension payments they receive.

According to the union, benefits will increase to $363 per month (from $265 per month) for vested players who participated in the 1993 –and 1994 seasons, and to $315 per month for the 1995 and– 1996 seasons. Of the 1,722 whose benefits will increase, 456 players will have pension amounts for credited season prior to 1993 increased to $363 per month.

The increased benefits came via the 2011 labor deal, during which negotiations the current players achieved enhanced benefits for the players from past seasons.