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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman


Robert S. Kaufman

Employers, employees and beneficiaries who are affected by the Railroad Retirement program operated by the federal government are invited to view these answers to questions that were posed to Robert S. Kaufman, a former official with the United States Railroad Retirement Board, in this online Q&A column from 1997 through his retirement from writing the column in October 2017.

Mr. Kaufman had more than 30 years of experience in the program. He is no longer able to take questions. Mr. Kaufman's answers in this column were provided in his private capacity; he does not represent the Railroad Retirement Board.

BenefitsLink is so grateful to Mr. Kaufman for his many years of service to the public through this column!


Q&A 1258: Announcing My Retirement
October 23, 2017
Q&A 1257: How Questions to My Column Are Handled
July 24, 2017
Q&A 1256: When Can I Receive a Divorced Spouse Annuity?
February 27, 2017
Q&A 1255: Reduced Monthly Benefit Starting at Age 62 vs. Full Monthly Benefit by Waiting to Start at Age 66
January 21, 2017
Q&A 1254: Retired Rail Worker Receives A Private Supplemental Pension From Railroad
November 30, 2016
Q&A 1253: Hearing Loss from Rail Work
November 22, 2016
Q&A 1252: How to Prepare to Divorce a Rail Worker
September 19, 2016
Q&A 1251: Timing the Starting of a Spouse Annuity
August 24, 2016
Q&A 1250: Converting a Widow's Annuity from 85% to 100%
August 23, 2016
Q&A 1249: Reduction of Public Pensions
July 17,2016
Q&A 1248: Can I Switch Between Railroad Retirement and Social Security?
July 4, 2016
Q&A 1247: Husband and Wife Both Started Rail Service Before 1975
May 29, 2016
Q&A 1246: Impact of a Private Non-Rail Pension
May 29, 2016
Q&A 1245: Change in Office Hours for RRB Field Offices Effective June 1, 2016
April 21, 2016
Q&A 1244: Question About Life Insurance
April 11, 2016
Q&A 1243: Working for Same Employer After Retirement
April 9, 2016
Q&A 1242: How Does the RRB Establish Common Law Marriage?
February 3, 2016
Q&A 1241: How Can a Person with a Hearing Problem Contact the Railroad Retirement Board?
January 19, 2016
Q&A 1240: Spouse Can Receive Both Social Security and Spouse Annuity from Railroad Retirement
January 11, 2016
Q&A 1239: Railroad Retirement Marks 80th Anniversary
August 29, 2015
Q&A 1238: Does Railroad Retirement Include Workers Compensation?
August 29, 2015
Q&A 1237: Inquiry About Railroad Retirement Benefit in India
August 23, 2015
Q&A 1236: Why Railroad Retirement Benefits Are Reduced for Social Security
August 3, 2015
Q&A 1235: Divorced Spouse Is 53
June 29, 2015
Q&A 1234: Problem with Doctors Not Billing Medicare
June 28, 2015
Q&A 1233: State Taxation of Railroad Retirement
March 25, 2015 Revised April 13, 2015
Q&A 1232: Can a Person Collect Both Social Security and Railroad Retirement?
January 18, 2015
Q&A 1231: Should I Take a Reduced Annuity at 62?
January 6, 2015
Q&A 1230: Former Spouse Eligible for a Divorced Spouse Annuity at 62
December 31, 2014
Q&A 1229: Remarriage of Widow at age 56
December 31, 2014
Q&A 1228: Rail Widow to Receive Widow's Benefit from Social Security
December 31, 2014
Q&A 1227: Retired Teacher Marrying Retired Rail Worker
December 31, 2014
Q&A 1226: How to Maximize Dual Benefits
December 31, 2014
Q&A 1225: Rail Worker from Mexico Worked for U.S. Railroad Until 1940
December 30, 2014
Q&A 1224: Can Aged Annuitant Now File For Disability?
December 5, 2014
Q&A 1223: [Q&A 1223 has been deleted]
Q&A 1222: No Impact on Rail Worker's Annuity When Spouse Applies
November 29, 2014
Q&A 1221: Spouse Has Options for Retirement Benefits
November 18, 2014
Q&A 1220: Income Tax Based on a Cash Basis
November 16, 2014
Q&A 1219: Death Notification
November 12, 2014
Q&A 1218: Important Reminder for Retirees Who Continue to Work After Retirement
November 11, 2014
Q&A 1217: Work Deductions After Retirement
November 10, 2014
Q&A 1216: Marriage After Rail Worker Retires
November 8, 2014
Q&A 1215: Age 60 With 35 Years of Rail Service
November 8, 2014
Q&A 1214: Vacation Payments
November 6, 2014
Q&A 1213: Benefits for Children of Deceased Rail Workers
November 4, 2014
Q&A 1212: Does Railroad Retirement Pay Any Benefits for Minor Children of Disability Annuitants?
November 4, 2014
Q&A 1211: Problem with Employer Health Insurance
November 2, 2014
Q&A 1210: Remarried Widow Does Not Recover Tier 2 at 65
November 2, 2014
Q&A 1209: Converting a Disability Annuity
November 2, 2014
Q&A 1208: Payment of Monthly Benefits When the First of the Month Falls on Saturday, Sunday or a Federal Holiday
November 1, 2014
Q&A 1207: Living Outside of the United States
October 31, 2014
Q&A 1206: Does Spouse Qualify for Vested Dual Benefit?
October 28, 2014
Q&A 1205: A Plan to Maximize Retirement Benefits
October 28, 2014
Q&A 1204: Remarriage After Rail Worker Dies
October 28, 2014
Q&A 1203: Payment of Disability Annuities
October 27, 2014
Q&A 1202: Rail Worker Has Multiple Marriages
October 26, 2014
Q&A 1201: Rail Worker Can Receive Spouse Benefit from Social Security
October 24, 2014
Q&A 1200: Meaning of "60/30"
October 22, 2014
Q&A 1199: Widow Under Age 60
October 22, 2014
Q&A 1198: Follow-up to Q&A 1194
October 22, 2014
Q&A 1197: Worker Vested for Both Railroad Retirement and Social Security
October 22, 2014
Q&A 1196: Divorced Spouse Married Less Than 10 Years to Rail Worker
October 20, 2014
Q&A 1195: What Happens When a Canadian Railroad Acquires an American Railroad?
October 20, 2014
Q&A 1194: Former Spouse Begins to Receive Her Portion of Tier 2 When Rail Worker Is Awarded Annuity
October 17, 2014
Q&A 1193: Partition of Annuity Means Loss of Portion of Tier 2
October 17, 2014
Q&A 1192: Calculation of Survivor Annuity
October 12, 2014
Q&A 1191: Widower Can Apply for Social Security on Deceased Wife's Account
October 11, 2014
Q&A 1190: Maximizing Dual Benefits
October 11, 2014
Q&A 1189: Queston About Sickness Benefits
October 11, 2014
Q&A 1188: Working for Same Employer After Spouse Annuity Awarded
October 9, 2014
Q&A 1187: Questions About 401(k) and Stocks That Rail Worker Owned at Death
October 6, 2014
Q&A 1186: Should Disabled Worker Take Occupational Disability?
October 6, 2014
Q&A 1185: Spouse Is 62; Disabled Rail Worker Is 66
October 6, 2014
Q&A 1184: Benefits for Minor Children of Disabled Rail Worker
October 6, 2014
Q&A 1183: Receiving Dual Benefits
October 6, 2014
Q&A 1182: Can Rail Workers Borrow from the Railroad Retirement Funds?
October 6, 2014
Q&A 1181: Question About the Long Island Railroad Pension Plan
October 5, 2014
Q&A 1180: Rail Worker With More Than 30 Years Will Receive an Annuity at 60 Even If Fired
October 5, 2014
Q&A 1179: Taking Social Security at Age 62 and Railroad Retirement at Age 66
September 23, 2014
Q&A 1178: Partition of Tier 2 Benefit in Divorce of Rail Worker and Spouse
September 21, 2014
Q&A 1177: How to Choose Between Benefits
September 19, 2014
Q&A 1176: Comparing Estimated Annuity Rates with Friends
September 18, 2014
Q&A 1175: An Annuity Cannot Be Passed On to Other Family Members Following a Widow's Death
September 14, 2014
Q&A 1174: When Can a 57-Year-Old Divorced Spouse Get an Annuity?
September 12, 2014
Q&A 1173: Older Spouse Can Receive Own Social Security Before Rail Worker Retires
September 9, 2014
Q&A 1172: Husband Cannot Receive Spouse Annuity Until Rail Worker Retires
September 7, 2014
Q&A 1171: When Will Applicant Receive First Payment?
August 25, 2014
Q&A 1170: Does Disability Annuity Remain at the Same Rate for the Life of the Rail Worker?
August 15, 2014
Q&A 1169: Contacting the Railroad Retirement Board for Information About Benefits
August 15, 2014
Q&A 1168: Spouse Needs to File for Medicare Through Railroad Retirement
August 12, 2014
Q&A 1167: Divorced Spouse Remarries But Is Still Entitled to Share of Tier 2 Award by Divorce Decree
August 11, 2014
Q&A 1166: Remarried Widow No Longer Married
August 8, 2014
Q&A 1165: Divorced Spouse Needs Legal Services
August 7, 2014
Q&A 1164: [Q&A 1164 has been deleted]
Q&A 1163: What Happens If I Die Before My Wife Is Awarded a Spouse Annuity?
August 7, 2014
Q&A 1162: [Q&A 1162 has been deleted]
Q&A 1161: Can Divorced Spouse Reopen Her Divorce Decree In Order to Partition Ex-Husband's Tier 2 Benefit?
August 7, 2014
Q&A 1160: Spouse Turned 60 In July, But Did Not Receive First Payment on August 1
August 5, 2014
Q&A 1159: Rail Widow Told She Can't Receive Own Social Security Benefit
July 27, 2014
Q&A 1158: Divorced Spouse Has Remarried and Now Is Divorcing Second Husband
July 23, 2014
Q&A 1157: What Benefits Does a Surviving Disabled Child Receive?
July 20, 2014
Q&A 1156: Additional Questions Following Q&A 1155
July 13, 2014
Q&A 1155: Retired Rail Worker With Adult Disabled Child
July 12, 2014
Q&A 1154: Spouse and Rail Worker Have Been Separated for 20 Years
July 11,2014
Q&A 1153: Divorced Spouse Wants to Switch from Railroad Retirement to Social Security
July 9, 2014
Q&A 1152: Divorced Spouse Entitled to Portion of Rail Worker's Tier 2
July 9, 2014
Q&A 1151: Divorced Spouse Has Remarried
July 7, 2014
Q&A 1150: Should Divorced Widow Wait Until Later to Apply for Divorced Spouse Annuity?
July 5, 2014
Q&A 1149: Continuation of Q&A 1144
July 2, 2014
Q&A 1148: Dual-Entitled Disabled Worker
July 2, 2014
Q&A 1147: Spouse of Rail Worker With Less Than 30 Years of Rail Service
June 25, 2014
Q&A 1146: Divorce Before 10 Years of Marriage
June 25, 2014
Q&A 1145: Widow Remarries After 60
June 25, 2014
Q&A 1144: Does Three Days Matter?
June 25, 2014
Q&A 1143: Divorced Spouse Also Entitled to Social Security Benefit
June 15, 2014
Q&A 1142: Born in 1956. When Is My 'Full Retirement Age'?
June 15, 2014
Q&A 1141: How Much Will Spouse Receive as a Widow?
June 14, 2014
Q&A 1140: Applying for a Disability Annuity
June 11, 2014
Q&A 1139: Will Self-Employment Earings Affect My Annuity?
June 9, 2014
Q&A 1138: RRB Rejects Partition of Annuity
June 9, 2014
Q&A 1137: How Long Does It Take to Get a Decision in a Disability Claim?
June 9, 2014
Q&A 1136: How Much Will I Receive When I Retire?
May 31, 2014
Q&A 1135: Last Person Employment Work Deductions Are Different from Regular Work Deductions
May 29, 2014
Q&A 1134: Widow Remarries After 60
May 29, 2014
Q&A 1133: Finding an Attorney in the Boston Area
May 29, 2014
Q&A 1132: Spouse's Earning Restrictions
May 24, 2014
Q&A 1131: Spouse Annuity For New Spouse Does Not Affect Rail Worker's Annuity
May 18, 2014
Q&A 1130: FRA Employee Still Subject to Tier 2 Deductions Past Full Retirement Age
May 17, 2014
Q&A 1129: Occupational Disability Annuitant Has Question About Taxes &Total & Permanent Disability
April 26, 2014
Q&A 1128: Divorced Widow Inquires About Benefits
April 23, 2014
Q&A 1127: Partition of Tier 2 by a Divorce Decree
April 21, 2014
Q&A 1126: Divorced Spouse Annuity
April 21, 2014
Q&A 1125: Advantages of Retiring Under Railroad Retirement
April 18, 2014
Q&A 1124: Questions About Railroad Group Insurance
April 18, 2014
Q&A 1123: Older Spouse Receives Social Security Before Rail Worker Retires
April 16, 2014
Q&A 1122: Widow Is 63 and Still Working
April 12, 2014
Q&A 1121: Does Investment Income Count for the Annual Earnings Test?
April 9, 2014
Q&A 1120: Divorced Rail Worker Dies Before Retirement; What Happens to Tier 2 Contributions?
April 4, 2014
Q&A 1119: Remarriage of Divorced Spouse
April 1, 2014 (Not April Fools Day!)
Q&A 1118: Notification of Retirement
March 30, 2014
Q&A 1117: Railroad Retirement Board Pays Social Security Benefits to Rail Workers and Their Families
March 21, 2014
Q&A 1116: Cashing In My 401(k) and 457 Deferred Compensation Accounts
March 16, 2014
Q&A 1115: What Can Spouse Receive as a Widow?
March 16, 2014
Q&A 1114: Widow Will Receive Federal Government Annuity
March 16, 2014
Q&A 1113: Social Security Benefits Reduce Tier 1
March 16, 2014
Q&A 1112: Mother Took Widow's Annuity from Railroad Retirement Instead of Own Social Security
March 15, 2014
Q&A 1111: When Can Spouse of 60/30 Disabled Rail Worker Apply?
March 15, 2014
Q&A 1110: Adding Divorced Spouse Annuity
March 11, 2014
Q&A 1109: Disabled Engineer With Teenage Children
March 11, 2014
Q&A 1108: Divorced Spouse Can Defer Applying For An Annuity Until 66
March 8, 2014
Q&A 1107: Difference Between a Pension and an Annuity
March 3, 2014
Q&A 1106: Divorced Spouse, Age 61, Asks About Benefit Eligibility
March 3, 2014
Q&A 1105: Getting Medicare Part B
March 2, 2014
Q&A 1104: Difference Between Tier 1 and Tier 2
January 27, 2014
Q&A 1103: Reduction in Tier 2 If Rail Worker Continues In 'Last Person Employment'
January 26, 2014
Q&A 1102: Spouse Works for School District and Will Retire at End of School Year But Will Receive Pay During Summer Vacation
January 26, 2014
Q&A 1101: Benefits For Widow Of Former Rail Worker
January 23, 2014
Q&A 1100: Senior Widow With Issues About Her Annuity
January 17, 2014
Q&A 1099: Rail Spouse Can Delay Filing for Social Security
January 16, 2014
Q&A 1098: Dual Entitled Rail Family
January 15, 2014
Q&A 1097: No Withdrawal of Payroll Deductions
January 10, 2014
Q&A 1096: Divorced Widow Asks About Working
January 7, 2014
Q&A 1095: Rail Worker At 60 With Working Wife
January 6, 2014
Q&A 1094: Taxation of Disability Annuities
January 5, 2014
Q&A 1093: Will First Wife Receive Any Benefits?
January 5, 2014
Q&A 1092: Former Rail Worker Wants to Continue Working Full-Time and Receive an Annuity
January 4, 2014
Q&A 1091: Second Wife's Annuity Isn't Deducted from Rail Worker's Annuity
January 4, 2014
Q&A 1090: Payment of Divorced Spouse Benefits
January 4, 2014
Q&A 1089: Divorced Spouse Does Not Receive a Tier 2 Benefit
December 29, 2013
Q&A 1088: Divorced Wife Married Less Than 10 Years to Rail Worker
December 29, 2013
Q&A 1087: Remarried Divorced Spouse Is Single Again
December 29, 2013
Q&A 1086: Disabled Rail Worker Younger Than Spouse Subject to the Public Pension Offset
December 21, 2013
Q&A 1085: Retired Rail Worker is 60; Can Working Wife (Age 62) Receive Her Benefit Now?
December18, 2013
Q&A 1084: Younger Spouse of Rail Worker
December16, 2013
Q&A 1083: Taking Railroad Retirement Benefit First: What Impact on Social Security Benefit?
December 9, 2013
Q&A 1082: Supplemental Annuity and Reduction at Age 62
December 9, 2013
Q&A 1081: Disabled Rail Worker With 401(k)
December 4, 2013
Q&A 1080: Rail Widow With Disabled Child
December 4, 2013
Q&A 1079: Loss of Benefits at Early Retirement Because of Disability
December 4, 2013
Q&A 1078: Delayed Retirement Credits
November 25, 2013
Q&A 1077: Finding Out About Life Insurance
November 24, 2013
Q&A 1076: Death benefits From Group Life Insurance
November 23, 2013
Q&A 1075: Rail Worker with 40 years of Rail Service
November 23, 2013
Q&A 1074: Can I Collect a Union Pension as well as Railroad Retirement?
November 23, 2013
Q&A 1073: Financial Advantage by Taking Railroad Retirement at 62 and Social Security at 66-1/2?
November 11, 2013
Q&A 1072: Lump-Sum Death Benefit
October 30, 2013
Q&A 1071: Spouse Five Years Older Than Rail Worker
October 30, 2013
Q&A 1070: 30-Year Disability Annuitant Entitled to Supplemental Annuity at 60
October 29, 2013
Q&A 1069: Remarried Spouse Receives 50% Of Former Husband's Tier 2
October 27, 2013
Q&A 1068: Disabled Children
October 26,2013
Q&A 1067: Divorced Widow Received Wrong Information from Social Security
October 21,2013
Q&A 1066: Exempt Rail Worker With Disability Issues
October 15, 2013
Q&A 1065: Married But Legally Separated
October 10, 2013
Q&A 1064: Divorced Spouse Married Less Than Ten Years to Rail Worker
October 9, 2013
Q&A 1063: Both Former Wife and Current Wife Eligible for Annuities
October 9, 2013
Q&A 1062: What Will Spouse Receive After Rail Worker's Death?
October 5, 2013
Q&A 1061: Working While Receiving an Occupational Disability Annuity
October 1, 2013
Q&A 1060: Division of Railroad Retirement Tier 2 in a Divorce
September 28, 2013
Q&A 1059: Rail Worker and Spouse Do Not Have to Apply at Same Time
September 28, 2013
Q&A 1058: Dispute Between Medicare and Group Insurance: Neither One is Paying Medical Bills!
September 26, 2013
Q&A 1057: Medical Benefits for Younger Wife
September 26, 2013
Q&A 1056: Medical Evidence for Occupational Disability Annuity
September 21, 2013
Q&A 1055: Occupational Disability Annuity May Be Based on Fraudulent Medical Evidence
September 7, 2013
Q&A 1054: Sevice for Federal Railroad Administration
August 30, 2013
Q&A 1053: Eligibility for Survivor Benefits
August 30, 2013
Q&A 1052: Divorced Spouse Entitled to Annuity
August 27, 2013
Q&A 1051: Payments When Legal Holiday or Sunday Is the First Day of the Month
August 27, 2013
Q&A 1050: Spouse With Disabled Child in Care
August 26, 2013
Q&A 1049: Disabled Rail Worker Asks About State Unemployment Benefits
August 23, 2013
Q&A 1048: Considering IT Position with a Railroad
August 22, 2013
Q&A 1047: Wife Is Disabled and Receives SSI
August 21, 2013
Q&A 1046: Merging Railroad Retirement with Social Security
August 18, 2013
Q&A 1045: Can a Rail Worker Retire in the Middle of a Month?
August 14, 2013
Q&A 1044: Benefits Are Not Payable for the Month of Death
August 12, 2013
Q&A 1043: Divorced Spouse With Teachers Pension and Social Security
August 12, 2013
Q&A 1042: When Will Widow Begin Receiving Benefits?
August 10, 2013
Q&A 1041: Non-Vested Rail Worker Is Disabled
August 8, 2013
Q&A 1040: Benefits for Spouse Following Death of Retired Rail Worker
August 8, 2013
Q&A 1039: How Much Will I Receive at 62 With 20 Years of Service?
August 4, 2013
Q&A 1038: Rail Worker Previously Received Settlement for On-the-Job Injury
August 3, 2013
Q&A 1037: Garnishment of Benefits
August 2, 2013
Q&A 1036: Tier 1 and Tier 2 Benefits Explained
August 2, 2013
Q&A 1035: Follow-Up to Q&A 1033
July 30, 2013
Q&A 1034: 60/30 Rail Worker with State Pension
July 30, 2013
Q&A 1033: Husband and Wife Want to Take Social Security Early and then Wait for Railroad Retirement
July 28, 2013
Q&A 1032: What Happens When Spouse and Rail Worker Divorce and Then Remarry
July 23, 2013
Q&A 1031: Spouse Three Years Older Than Rail Worker
July 23, 2013
Q&A 1030: When Can a Divorced Spouse Receive Her Share of the Rail Worker's Tier 2 Granted by the Divorce Decree?
July 22, 2013
Q&A 1029: Can a Disabled Rail Worker Return to the Railroad?
July 22, 2013
Q&A 1028: Should Rail Worker Change to Social Security If Spouse Dies?
July 22, 2013
Q&A 1027: Divorced Widow Can Receive Annuity at 62
July 22, 2013
Q&A 1026: Railroad Attorney Dies Without a Current Connection With Railroad Industry
July 2, 2013 Revised August 21, 2013
Q&A 1025: Disabled Spouse Cannot Receive Benefits Early
July 2, 2013
Q&A 1024: Payment Of Social Security Benefits To Disabled Spouse
July 2, 2013
Q&A 1023: Retired Rail Worker Married to Younger Spouse
July 2, 2013
Q&A 1022: Payroll Taxes For Railroad Retirement
June 27, 2013
Q&A 1021: Can a Spouse Get Early Benefits for Disability?
June 25, 2013
Q&A 1020: Disability Annuitiant Turning 66; Wife Turning 62
June 23, 2023
Q&A 1019: Getting an Estimate of Benefits from the RRB
June 19, 2013
Q&A 1018: Payment of Social Security Benefits by RRB to Disabled Spouse
June 19, 2013
Q&A 1017: Question About Life Insurance Coverage for Retirees
June 10,. 2013
Q&A 1016: Disabled Child of Rail Worker
June 10,. 2013
Q&A 1015: Remarried Widow Will Lose Tier 2 Benefit
June 9. 2013
Q&A 1014: Rail Worker and Spouse Live Apart
June 8. 2013
Q&A 1013: Divorced Spouse Annuity Payable Before Rail Worker Retires
June 8. 2013
Q&A 1012: Tier 2 Payments to Divorced Spouse
June 8. 2013
Q&A 1011: Friend of Divorced Spouse Inquires
May 25, 2013
Q&A 1010: Divorced Spouse and Dual Benefits
May 22,2013
Q&A 1009: Filing for Reduced Social Security Will Not Reduce Railroad Retirement for Age
May 19, 2013
Q&A 1008: Spouse, Ten Years Younger Than Rail Worker, Is Concerned About Health Insurance
May 12, 2013
Q&A 1007: Early Medicare for Disability Annuitants
May 12, 2013
Q&A 1006: Full Annuity Payable at 60 With 30+ Years Of Rail Service
May 8, 2013
Q&A 1005: Retired Rail Worker May Be Able to Receive State Unemployment Benefits
May 8, 2013
Q&A 1004: Will New Wife Be Able to Receive Spouse Annuity at 60?
May 8, 2013
Q&A 1003: Spouse's Dual Railroad Retirement and Social Security Benefits
April 27, 2013
Q&A 1002: Maximum Benefits from Railroad Retirement and Social Security
April 27, 2013
Q&A 1001: When Do People Attain Age 60?
April 20, 2013.
Q&A 1000: Tax Question About Recovering Rail Worker's Non-Taxable Amount After Death
April 6, 2013
Q&A 999: Disability Earnings Restrictions
April 4, 2013
Q&A 998: Spouse Drawing State Unemployment Compensation
April 2, 2013
Q&A 997: Do Benefits from the Federal Employees Retirement System (FERS) Affect a Spouse Annuity?
April 1, 2013
Q&A 996: Do Investmennts Affect Entitlement to a Disability Annuity?
April 1, 2013
Q&A 995: How Is Spouse Annuity Calulated If Social Security and Pension Involved?
March 31, 2013
Q&A 994: Disabled Worker Has Minor Children
March 29,2013
Q&A 993: Will New Commuter Railroad In Central Florida Be Covered By Railroad Retirement?
March 28, 2013
Q&A 992: Divorced Spouse of 60/30 Retiree
March 25, 2013
Q&A 991: Future Spouse Will Receive Teacher's Pension and Social Security
March 24, 2013
Q&A 990: Rail Worker Can Receive Both Social Security and Railroad Retirement Benefits, But with a Set-off
March 20, 2013
Q&A 989: Is It Fair for Ex-Spouse to Receive Part of Rail Worker's Tier 2 Benefit?
March 15, 2013
Q&A 988: Does California's Income Tax Apply to My Railroad Retirement Benefit?
March 13, 2013
Q&A 987: Taking Railroad Retirement Spouse Annuity Early (and Delaying Filing for Own Social Security)
March 12, 2013
Q&A 986: Divorced Wife Not Informed Of Opportunity To Receive Portion Of Rail Worker's Tier 2
March 12, 2013
Q&A 985: Widow Plans to Start Business
March 11, 2013
Q&A 984: Genealogical Requests
March 11, 2013
Q&A 983: Vesting Requirement
March 11, 2013
Q&A 982: Spouse Who Wants Spouse Annuity Needs to File Application
March 10, 2013
Q&A 981: Divorced Spouse Entitled to Portion of Rail Worker's Tier 2
March 10, 2013
Q&A 980: Spouse With Dual Benefits
March 9, 2013
Q&A 979: Older Spouse Has to Wait Until Husband Is Awarded an Annuity
March 9, 2013
Q&A 978: Effect on Divorced Spouse of Death of Rail Worker
March 8, 2013
Q&A 977: Working After Retirement
March 5, 2013
Q&A 976: Remarriage of a Rail Worker's Divorced Spouse
March 5, 2013
Q&A 975: Lower Earnings Near Retirement Can Reduce Benefits
March 5, 2013
Q&A 974: Can Rail Workers Borrow from the Railroad Retirement Fund?
February 15, 2013
Q&A 973: Can the Children of a Deceased Rail Worker Recieve His Company Pension?
February 11, 2013
Q&A 972: Electing When to File for Benefits to Maximize Payments
February 11, 2013
Q&A 971: Finding the Date an Annuity Began
February 11, 2013
Q&A 970: Commencement of a Reduced-Age Annuity
February 11, 2013
Q&A 969: Spouse of 30+ Year Rail Worker Eligible At 60
February 10, 2013
Q&A 968: Divorced Spouse Should Report Rail Worker's Death
February 9, 2013
Q&A 967: Taxation of Railroad Retirement Payments
February 5, 2013
Q&A 966: Railroad Retirement Payroll Taxes
February 5, 2013
Q&A 965: Rail Worker Has Career Divided Between Social Security-Covered Employment and Railroad Retirement-Covered Employment
February 3, 2013
Q&A 964: Rail Worker Has Career Split Between Social Security and Railroad Retirement
February 2, 2013
Q&A 963: Non-Vested Rail Worker Is Getting Divorced
February 2, 2013
Q&A 962: Must Divorced Rail Workers Provide for Future Spouses?
January 30, 2013
Q&A 961: Prefixes Used by the Railroad Retirement Board
January 30, 2013
Q&A 960: Divorced Spouse Can Receive an Annuity from Railroad Retirement
January 30, 2013
Q&A 959: Social Security Numbers
January 30, 2013
Q&A 958: Replacing a Rail Pass
January 29, 2013
Q&A 957: Duration of a Spouse Annuity
January 29, 2013
Q&A 956: Going Back to Rail Work in Order to Become Vested
January 28, 2013
Q&A 955: New Wife Can Collect Spouse Annuity
January 28, 2013
Q&A 954: How to Find Out My Total Rail Service and Earnings
January 28, 2013
Q&A 953: Finding a Job in the Railroad Industry
January 28, 2013
Q&A 952: Divorced Spouse Has Questions About Railroad Retirement
January 26, 2013
Q&A 951: Spouse and Rail Worker Divorced In Less Than Three Years
January 26, 2013
Q&A 950: Tier 2 Benefits
January 26, 2913
Q&A 949: If a Rail Worker and His or Her Spouse Are Separated, Is the Spouse Entitled to a Spouse Annuity?
January 26, 2013
Q&A 948: Benefits Are Not Payable for the Month of Death
January 20, 2013
Q&A 947: Determining "Last Person Employer"
January 18, 2013
Q&A 946: Questions About Group Life Insurance
January 17, 2013
Q&A 945: Benefits Following Divorce
January 12, 2013
Q&A 944: When a Divorced Spouse Remarries
January 3, 2013
Q&A 943: Clarification of Q&A 942
January 3, 2013
Q&A 942: When a Rail Worker and Spouse Divorce
January 2, 2013
Q&A 941: Benefits for Widow(er)s After Death of Rail Worker
December 31, 2012
Q&A 940: Estimate of Future Benefits
December 31, 2012
Q&A 939: Calculation of Spouse Annuity
December 29, 2012
Q&A 938: Tier 2 Cost-of-Living Increases
December 22, 2012
Q&A 937: "Last Person" Employment Explained
December 21, 2012
Q&A 936: Friend of Disabled Rail Worker Asks About Social Security
December 18, 2012
Q&A 935: 5-Month Waiting Period Before Disability Payments Begin
December 17, 2012
Q&A 934: Can a Remarried Ex-Spouse of a Covered Railroad Worker Receive Benefits?
December 17, 2012
Q&A 933: Earliest Date When Spouse Can Receive Benefits
December 16, 2012
Q&A 932: Disabled Child Receives Inheritance
December 16, 2012
Q&A 931: Former Remarried Widow Is Eligible at 62
December 5, 2012
Q&A 930: Question # 236 - Is it still accurate?
November 29, 2012
Q&A 929: Spouse Has to Be Married to Rail Worker for at Least One Year
November 28, 2012
Q&A 928: Divorced Spouse's Benefit
November 28, 2012
Q&A 927: How Long Does A Couple Have To Be Married Before Spouse Can Receive Benefits?
November 27, 2012
Q&A 926: 56-Year-Old Unemployed Rail Worker Can Apply for Disability Annuity
November 25, 2012
Q&A 925: Dual Rail Workers Are Divorcing
November 22, 2012
Q&A 924: Current Spouses Receive Higher Benefits Than Divorced Spouses
November 21, 2012
Q&A 923: Current Spouse and Former Spouse Can Both Receive Benefits
November 19, 2012
Q&A 922: Reporting Of Certain Activities By Disability Annuitants
October 30, 2012
Q&A 921: When Does a Disability Annuity Convert to an Age and Service Annuity?
October 26, 2012
Q&A 920: Surviving Divorced Wife Has Remarried
October 24, 2012
Q&A 919: Divorced Spouse Is Eligible for Benefits at 62
October 22, 2012
Q&A 918: Remarriage of Divorced Spouse
October 18,2012
Q&A 917: Rail Worker Has A Disabled Child
October 17, 2012
Q&A 916: When a Disabled Worker Recovers from Disability
October 17, 2012
Q&A 915: Remarriage of Surviving Divorced Spouse
October 13,2012
Q&A 914: Can Rail Worker Also Receive Social Security Spouse Benefit?
October 13, 2012
Q&A 913: Curious Why Father Had a "700" Social Security Number
October 13, 2012
Q&A 912: Can Divorced Rail Worker Receive Benefits From Social Security?
October 12, 2012
Q&A 911: What Is the Earliest Age at Which a Widow's Benefits Can Begin?
October 7, 2012
Q&A 910: How Does Former Spouse Start Her Payments Awarded In Divorce?
October 1, 2012
Q&A 909: Can I Get Both A Widow's Railroad Retirement Benefit And My Own Social Security Benefit?
September 27, 2012
Q&A 908: Both Spouses Are Vested in Railroad Retirement Benefits
September 25, 2012
Q&A 907: Clarrification About Q&A 905
September 24, 2012
Q&A 906: Post-Retirement Earnings May Increase Annuity
September 24, 2012
Q&A 905: Rail Worker's Tier 2 Previously Divided By Divorce Decree; Will New Spouse Get Reduced Tier 2 Too?
September 23, 2012
Q&A 904: Widow Receives State Pension on Employment Covered by Social Security
September 19, 2012
Q&A 903: Spouse's State Employment Not Covered By Social Security -- Will It Affect Spouse Annuity?
September 19, 2012
Q&A 902: Disabled Widow(er)s Can Receive Reduced Benefits Before 60
September 15, 2012
Q&A 901: Adult Disabled Child Plans to Marry
August 28, 2012
Q&A 900: Do 60/30 Retirees Receive a Raise at Age 62?
August 25, 2012
Q&A 899: When Does Spouse Annuity Begin If Spouse Is Older Than Rail Worker?
Auugust 25, 2012
Q&A 898: Spouse Eligible At Age 60
August 22, 2012
Q&A 897: Will Spouse's Pension Reduce Her Annuity?
August 20, 2012
Q&A 896: Divorced Spouse 60 Not Eligible Until 62
August 20, 2012
Q&A 895: Spouse Entitled to Railroad Retirement Spouse Annuity and Social Security Disability Benefit
August 9, 2012
Q&A 894: Bride Eligible for Spouse Annuity After Married for One Year Even Though Rail Worker Has Retired
August 6, 2012
Q&A 893: Do Veteran's Benefits Affect Railroad Retirement?
August 6, 2012
Q&A 892: Will Working After Retirement Incease Benefits?
August 3, 2012
Q&A 891: Taxation of a Divorced Spouse Annuity
August 3, 2012
Q&A 890: Impact of Part-Time Work on Railroad Retirement Benefits
July 21, 2012
Q&A 889: Felony Conviction May Affect Railroad Retirement
June 24, 2012
Q&A 888: Former Spouse Does Not Know Rail Worker's Social Security Number
July 23, 2012
Q&A 887: If a Montana Common-Law Spouse Becomes Divorced, What Benefits Will She Receive?
July 17, 2012
Q&A 886: Benefits for a Divorced Spouse
July 14, 2012
Q&A 885: Part of Railroad Retirement Benefit Can Be Divided in a Divorce
July 14, 2012
Q&A 884: When Disabiled Rail Worker Reaches 62
July 6, 2012
Q&A 883: Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)
July 4, 2012
Q&A 882: Garnishment of Benefits
June 18, 2012
Q&A 881: Can A Former Spouse Still Claim Part of the Rail Worker's Railroad Retirement?
June 16, 2012
Q&A 880: Divorced Rail Worker Married Less Than Ten Years
June 16, 2012
Q&A 879: Getting An Accurate Idea Of What My Annuity Will Be
June 3, 2012
Q&A 878: Full Widow's Benefits Will Continue If Widow Doesn't Remarry
June 3, 2012
Q&A 877: Will A Divorced Spouse Continue to Receive Benefits After Rail Worker's Death?
May 29, 2012
Q&A 876: Length Of Marriage Required for Benefits
May 12, 2012
Q&A 875: Confirming That Rail Earnings Have Been Correctly Reported to the Railroad Retirement Board
May 8, 2012
Q&A 874: Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries Are Eligible for Medicare
May 7, 2012
Q&A 873: Surviving Spouse Was Married to Rail Worker Less Than 10 Years But Later Remarried
May 5, 2012
Q&A 872: Surviving Divorced Spouse Can Receive Railroad Retirement Benefit
May 1, 2012
Q&A 871: Letter from Railroad About Private Pension Plan Refund
April 30, 2012
Q&A 870: Drawing Social Security at 64 While Still Employed by the Railroad
April 26, 2012
Q&A 869: Applying for a Divorced Spouse's Annuity
April 19, 2012
Q&A 868: Retired Rail Worker Needs New Travel Pass from Amtrak
April 16, 2012
Q&A 867: Pension Records for Employee of the New York Central Railroad Who Retired in 1915
April 14, 2012
Q&A 866: How to Apply for Disability Annuity
March 28, 2012
Q&A 865: Can a Divorced Spouse Get Medicare Through Railroad Retirement?
March 18, 2012
Q&A 864: Disabled Rail Worker Can Apply for Disability Annuity Four Years After Leaving Rail Industry, But 6-Month Limit On Retroactive Payments Will Sting
March 18, 2012
Q&A 863: Divorced Spouse's Benefits Are Reduced by Certain Teachers' Pensions
March 17, 2012
Q&A 862: Will a Court-Ordered Partition of a Tier 2 Benefit Filed After Final Divorce Decree Be Recognized by Railroad Retirement?
March 17, 2012
Q&A 861: Does Investment Income Affect a Disability Annuity?
March 17, 2012
Q&A 860: Filing Part B Medicare Claims With RRB Carrier
March 10, 2012
Q&A 859: What Are the Benefits for a Divorced Wife After 5 Years of Marriage?
March 10, 2012
Q&A 858: Tier 2 Payments To Divorced Spouse Continue Following Remarriage
February 26, 2012
Q&A 857: Remarrying Former Spouse
February 26, 2012
Q&A 856: How Benefits Can Change Upon Divorce
February 24, 2012
Q&A 855: Spouse Benefit
February 24, 2012
Q&A 854: Benefit for a Divorced Spouse
February 24, 2012
Q&A 853: How Former Spouse Can Receive Her Share of Former Husband's Railroad Retirement Granted By Divorce Decree
February 21, 2012
Q&A 852: Older Spouse Must Wait For Rail Worker To Reach Age 62
February 21, 2012
Q&A 851: Do 401(k) Withdrawals Affect My Railroad Retirement Benefit?
February 18, 2912
Q&A 850: I'm 61; When Can I Apply For Spouse Benefits?
February 17, 2012
Q&A 849: Getting Application Process Started
February 14, 2012
Q&A 848: Can Divorced Spouse's Benefits Continue After Remarriage?
January 6, 2012
Q&A 847: Tier 2 Benefit Was Divided Upon Divorce; Divorced Spouse Later Dies
January 4, 2012
Q&A 846: January 2012 Increase In Railroad Retirement Benefits!
December 27, 2012
Q&A 845: Partition Tier 2 Payments To Divorced Spouse Continue After Rail Worker's Death
December 12, 2011
Q&A 844: Partition Of Worker's Annuity Under Divorce Settlerment
December 10, 2011
Q&A 843: Medical Insurance After Divorce
December 10, 2011
Q&A 842: Filing For Separate Social Security Benefits May Not Always Yield Higher Total Benefits
December 3, 2011
Q&A 841: Filing For Disability Annuity
December 3, 2011
Q&A 840: Filing For Disabled Child's Annuity
December 1, 2011
Q&A 839: Railroad Spouse With Larger Social Security Benefit
November 12, 2011
Q&A 838: December 2011 Cost-of-Living Increase
October 20, 2011
Q&A 837: Benefits When Rail Worker Is Divorced and Remarries
October 15, 2011
Q&A 836: Can Disabled Spouse Receive Benefits Early?
September 30, 2011
Q&A 835: Determining the Taxable Portion of Railroad Retirement Benefits
September 24, 2011
Q&A 834: Spouse Annuity Reduced for Social Security Disability
September 24, 2011
Q&A 833: 401(k) Plans Are Not Part of Railroad Retirement
September 23, 2011
Q&A 832: Lump Sum Death Benefit
September 14, 2011
Q&A 831: Partitioning of Tier 2 in Divorce
August 25, 2011
Q&A 830: Contacting Travelers Insurance Company
August 7, 2011
Q&A 829: Age Reduction When Spouse Is Older Than Rail Worker
Auugust 2, 2011
Q&A 828: Disabled Rail Worker Returns To Rail Service
July 18, 2011
Q&A 827: Finding the Railroad Retirement Board Office Serving Your Area
July 10, 2011
Q&A 826: Getting Information On Group Life Insurance Benefits.
July 7, 2011
Q&A 825: Do Rail Workers Own Their Railroad Retirement Accounts?
July 3, 2011
Q&A 824: Getting An Estimate Online
June 19, 2011
Q&A 823: Benefits After Deaths of Rail Worker and Spouse
June 18, 2011
Q&A 822: Benefits for Rail Worker's Spouse
June 15, 2011
Q&A 821: Disabled Divorced Spouse
May 26, 2011
Q&A 820: Early Retirement Benefits Are Reduced
May 19, 2011
Q&A 819: Disability Annuitant Wants To Return To Work
May 18, 2011
Q&A 818: Widow's Benefits After Death of Rail Worker
May 14, 2011
Q&A 817: Requesting A Duplicate Medicare Card
May 12, 2011
Q&A 816: Annuity Rates and Earnings Restrictions Remain Unchanged in 2011
April 22, 2011
Q&A 815: Wise to Apply for Both Railroad Retirement and Social Security?
April 22, 2011
Q&A 814: Service With Alaska Railroad
April 18, 2011
Q&A 813: Can a Divorced Spouse Receive a Widow's Benefit at Age 60?
April 18, 2011
Q&A 812: Impact Of Government Shutdown on Timely Payments
April 8, 2011
Q&A 811: Social Security Benefits Reduce Railroad Retirement Payments
March 26, 2011
Q&A 810: Can Former Wife Sue Rail Worker for Back Tier 2 Payments?
March 26, 2011
Q&A 809: Doesn't Widow Get What the Worker Was Getting at Tine of Death?
March 24, 2011
Q&A 808: Benefits for Disabled Children
March 23, 2011
Q&A 807: Rail Worker Becomes Vested and Then Loses Rail Job
March 23, 2011
Q&A 806: Can Railroad Retirement Be Worth $1,000,000 In Benefits?
March 23, 2011
Q&A 805: 10-Year Marriage Requirement for Benefits Based on Divorce
March 18, 2011
Q&A 804: Changes In Health Insurance At 65 When Medicare Begins
march 9, 2011
Q&A 803: Is the Estimate of Widow's Benefits Reasonable?
March 9, 2011
Q&A 802: Ex-Rail Spouse Can't Get Medicare Card from Social Security
March 9, 2011
Q&A 801: Rail Worker Entitled To Both Railroad Retirement and Social Security Benfeits
February 18, 2011
Q&A 800: Effect of Profit Sharing Payment Received After Retirement
February 14, 2011
Q&A 799: Can I Withdraw My Contributions To Railroad Retirement?
February 14, 2011
Q&A 798: Railroad Retirement Benefits Are Taxable
February 10, 2011
Q&A 797: Disabled Worker With More Than 30 Years, Becoming Age 60
February 1, 2011
Q&A 796: Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010
January 27, 2011
Q&A 795: Earning Restrictions No Longer Apply to 70 Year Old Widow
January 25, 2011
Q&A 794: Deceased Rail Worker Is Survived by Widow and Also by Previous Spouse; Who Gets Benefits?
January 14, 2011
Q&A 793: When Are Survivor Benefits Paid Each Month?
January 14, 2011
Q&A 792: Retired Rail Worker With Disabled Spouse
January 14, 2011
Q&A 791: Working Divorced Spouse
January 14, 2011
Q&A 790: How Long for a Decision After An Appeal?
January 13, 2011
Q&A 789: Divorced Spouse Can't Locate Rail Worker
January 12, 2011
Q&A 788: Administration of Railroad Retirement and Railroad Medicare
January 1, 2011
Q&A 787: Divorced Widow Entitled To Railroad Retirement. at 62
December 28, 2010
Q&A 786: Rail Workers Are Protected From On-The-Job Injury
December 21, 2010
Q&A 785: Average Length of Time RRB Takes To Decide Disability Cases
December 19,2010
Q&A 784: Father Worked for New York Central Railroad
December 18, 2010
Q&A 783: Impact of Divorce On Spouse Annuity
December 15, 2010
Q&A 782: Spouse, Age 59, Wants To Know When She Can Begin Receiving Benefits
December 9, 2010
Q&A 781: Spouse In Process of Divorcing Rail Worker
October 31, 2010
Q&A 780: Work Restrictions After Retirement
October 25, 2010
Q&A 779: When Is A Spouse Annuity Payable When Rail Worker Has Less Than 30 Years of Service?
October 22, 2010
Q&A 777: Rail Worker Receives Military Retirement Benefits
October 16, 2010
Q&A 776: Benefits For Adult Disabled Children
October 12, 2010
Q&A 775: Requesting Record of Deceased Father's Rail Work
October 2, 2010
Q&A 774: New Health Insurance Legislation
September 30, 2010
Q&A 773: Can Disabled Spouse Can Receive Benefits at Age 62?
September 21, 2010
Q&A 772: Divorced Spouse Can Continue To Work
September 20, 2010
Q&A 771: Can a Rail Worker Receive Retirement Benefits At 58?
September 19, 2010
Q&A 770: Will There Be A Cost-of-Living Adjustment in January 2011?
September 13, 2010
Q&A 769: Wife, Age 58, Has Husband In Failing Health
September 9, 2010
Q&A 768: Service With Railway Express Agency (REA)
September 4, 2010
Q&A 767: Railroad Retirement Marks 75th Anniversary
Auugust 29, 2010
Q&A 766: When A Divorced Spouse Should Delay Taking Social Security
August 25, 2010
Q&A 765: Divorced Spouse Can Receive Benefits
August 15, 2010
Q&A 764: Impact of Other Retirement Payments
August 7, 2010
Q&A 763: Will There Be a Cost-of Living Adjustment in Social Security Benefits This Year?
July 18, 2010
Q&A 762: When Widow Remarries; Husband Had 30 Years of Service with the Railroad
July 18, 2010
Q&A 761: A Minimum of 10 years Marriage Required To Received Divorced Spouse Benefits
June 22, 2010
Q&A 760: Requesting a Duplicate Medicare Card
June 20, 2010
Q&A 759: Unfavorable Decison for Widow Claiming Disability
June 17, 2010
Q&A 758: Benefits for Disabled Children
June 12, 2010
Q&A 757: Rail Worker Will Not Lose "Current Connection" After Retirement
June 8, 2010
Q&A 756: Can a Disabled Spouse Get Early Medicare?
June 2, 2010
Q&A 755: Starting Date of Tier 2 Payments to Divorced Spouse
May 26, 2010
Q&A 754: Amount of Tier 2 Awarded in a Divorce
May 26, 2010
Q&A 753: How Many People Receive Railroad Retirement Benefits?
May 25, 2010
Q&A 752: Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO)
May 22, 2010
Q&A 751: Rail Worker and His Wife Are Living Apart
May 15, 2010
Q&A 750: Important Mail Sent To Wrong Address
May 7, 2010
Q&A 749: Could Railroad Retirement Benefits Ever Be Reduced?
May 3, 2010
Q&A 748: Finding Out How Divorce Might Affect Spouse Benefits
May 1, 2010
Q&A 747: Can a Widow Receive Monthly Benefits Before 60?
April 22, 2010
Q&A 746: Volunteer Work By Disabled Worker
April 12, 2010
Q&A 745: Benefits for Children and Spouse Following Divorce
March 30, 2010
Q&A 744: Taxation of Railroad Retirement
March 24, 2010
Q&A 743: Disabled Former Spouse
March 12, 2010
Q&A 742: Benefits for Spouse of Disabled Rail Worker
January 19, 2010
Q&A 741: What Happens When a Disabled Beneficiary Reaches 60/30 Eligibility?
January 6, 2010
Q&A 740: Concern About No Cost-of-Living in 2010
December 24, 2009
Q&A 739: Disabled Rail Worker with Young Child
December 23, 2009
Q&A 738: Medicare Procedures for Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries
November 25, 2009
Q&A 737: Finding a Lost Relative Who Worked for the New York Central
October 31, 2009
Q&A 736: Husband and Wife Are Both Disabled
October 31, 2009
Q&A 735: Benefits at 60 for Working Widows
October 30, 2009
Q&A 734: Early Medicare
October 30, 2009
Q&A 733: Insurance Supplements for Medicare
October 22, 2009
Q&A 732: Benefits for Divorced Spouses
October 17, 2009
Q&A 731: Division of Benefits as a Result of Divorce
October 13, 2009
Q&A 730: No Cost-of-Living Increase in January 2010
October 13, 2009
Q&A 729: Duplicate Medicare Cards
October 10, 2009
Q&A 728: When Can Spouse Apply for Annuity?
September 23, 2009
Q&A 727: Impact Of Divorce On Spouse Benefit
September 22, 2009
Q&A 726: Former Rail Worker Needs Help
September 20, 2009
Q&A 725: Post-Retirement Employment by Railroader and Spouse
September 10, 2009
Q&A 724: Press Release from RRB: Q&As on Railroad Retirement Spouse Benefits
September 1, 2009
Q&A 723: Remarriage of Widow
August 31, 2009
Q&A 722: Spouse Working for Last Non-Railroad Employer
August 25, 2009
Q&A 721: First Payment Date
August 17, 2009
Q&A 720: Spouse Who Took Reduced Age Benefits Can Still Get Full Social Security
Auguust 16, 2009
Q&A 719: Future of Railroad Retirement
August 6, 2009
Q&A 718: Will the Healthcare Reform Proposals Affect Group Health Coverage Rail Workers Now Have?
August 6, 2009
Q&A 717: If I have 28 Years of Service rather than 30, will I lose benefits?
August 4, 2009
Q&A 716: Life Insurance After Retirement
August 3, 2009
Q&A 715: Just Short of Meeting Vesting Requirement
July 28, 2009
Q&A 714: Disability Determinations by Railroad Retirement Board
July 26, 2009
Q&A 713: Dual Benefits for Spouses of Rail Workers
July 26, 2009
Q&A 712: Benefits for Divorced Widows
July 26, 2009
Q&A 711: How Will My Texas Teacher's Pension Affect a Spouse Annuity from Railroad Retirement?
June 25, 2009
Q&A 710: Bonus Payment to Disability Annuitant
June 10, 2009
Q&A 709: Information About Railroad Medical or Life Insurance
June 2, 2009
Q&A 708: When Married Couple Are Both Vested Rail Workers
May 28, 2008
Q&A 707: Financial Health of Social Security; Its Impact on Railroad Retirement System
May 13, 2009
Q&A 706: Reduction in Spouse and Widow(er)s Benefits due to Government Pension
May 7, 2009
Q&A 705: Cost-of-Living Adjustments for 2010 and 2011
May 7, 2009
Q&A 704: Tier 2 Taxes Are Not Refundable
April 29, 2009
Q&A 703: Divorce and Division of Tier 2
April 23, 2009
Q&A 702: Impact of Divorce on Spouse Benefit
April 20, 2009
Q&A 701: Filing Health Insurance Claims for Rail Workers
April 15, 2009
Q&A 700: Food Stamps and Railroad Retirement Benefits
April 11, 2009
Q&A 699: Dual Benefits for Workers
April 9, 2009
Q&A 698: Getting a Replacement Medicare Card
April 9, 2009
Q&A 697: The Advantages of Tier 2 To Rail Workers
April 9, 2009
Q&A 696: Medicare Providers
April 9, 2009
Q&A 695: Dual Benefits for Spouses
April 9, 2009
Q&A 694: State Income Taxation of Railroad Retirement Benefits
April 2, 2009
Q&A 693: Benefits for Mother
March 31, 2009
Q&A 692: Medicare Part D Drug Benefits
March 31, 2009
Q&A 691: What is a Tier 2 Benefit?
March 31, 2009
Q&A 690: Finding Attorney for Railroad Retirement Matters
March 30, 2009
Q&A 689: Medicare Parts A and B
March 30, 2009
Q&A 688: Divorced Spouse Annuity
March 30, 2009
Q&A 687: Use New Toll Free Number to Contact RRB
March 30, 2009
Q&A 686: Health Insurance for Divorced Spouses
March 25, 2009
Q&A 685: Spouse Benefits Are Federal Matter
February 22, 2009
Q&A 684: When To Expect 1099 Income Tax Forms for 2008
January 27, 2009
Q&A 683: Minimum Duration Of Marriage Required for Benefits After Divorce
Janaury 24, 2009
Q&A 682: Medicare Drug Plans (Part "D")
January 17, 2009
Q&A 681: Unpaid Work by Disabled Worker
January 14, 2009
Q&A 680: Death Benefits for a Divorced Spouse
January 14, 2009
Q&A 679: Are Children Ever Eligible for a Lump Sum Death Payment?
December 13, 2008
Q&A 678: Early Retirement Offer By Burlington Northern-Santa Fe
November 25, 2008
Q&A 677: Railroad Medical Insurance Premiums and Earnings Restrictions
November 12, 2008
Q&A 676: Are Investments of the National Railroad Retirement Investment Trust Protected Against Investment Bank Failure?
September 30, 2008
Q&A 675: Can Current Financial Crisis Affect Tier 2 Payments?
September 22, 2008
Q&A 674: Rail Worker Died Years Ago But No One Received Benefits
September 6, 2008
Q&A 673: Career Teacher With Social Security Coverage Married To Rail Worker
September 1, 2008
Q&A 672: Can Divorced Mother Receive Railroad Retirement?
August 14, 2008
Q&A 671: Dissatisfied With RRB's Denial of Disability Claim
August 13, 2008
Q&A 670: Information About Filing Medicare Part B Claims
July 2, 2008
Q&A 669: Can I receive My Own Social Security If I'm Receiving a Spouse Benefit from Railroad Retirement?
June 26, 2008
Q&A 668: Appealing an RRB Decision on a Claim
June 23, 2008
Q&A 667: Is There A Difference In Calculating Retirement and Disability Annuities?
June 3, 2008
Q&A 666: Wife Planning to Resume Working For Previous Employer After Spouse Annuity Begins
May 28, 2008
Q&A 665: Benefits for Divorced Spouse of Disabled Rail Worker
May 28, 2008
Q&A 664: What Is Tier 1?
May 13, 2008
Q&A 663: Widow Took Lump Sum In Lieu of Future Monthly Benefits
April 24, 2008
Q&A 662: Contributions to 401(k) Plan Are Subject to Railroad Retirement Taxes
April 17, 2008
Q&A 661: Remarriage to Railroader
April 16, 2008
Q&A 660: Determining Highest 60 Months for Tier 2 Calculation
April 8, 2008
Q&A 659: Benefit Offsets Due to Employment of a Spouse After the Spouse's Benefit Begins
April 8, 2008
Q&A 658: Duration of Retirement Benefits
April 4, 2008
Q&A 657: Interrelationship in Financing of Social Security and Railroad Retirement
April 2, 2008
Q&A 656: 60/30 Rail Worker With Young Children
March 25, 2008
Q&A 655: Tier 2 Payments to Former Spouse After Rail Worker's Death
March 1, 2008
Q&A 654: Division of Tier 2 Benefit in Divorce Action
February 28, 2008
Q&A 653: Death Benefits for Disabled Canadian Rail Worker
February 18, 2008
Q&A 652: What Kinds of Work and Income Should Be Reported by Disabled Workers
February 10, 2008
Q&A 651: Disabled Worker Who Starts Working Again
January 30, 2008
Q&A 650: Are Benefits Provided For Disabled Spouses?
January 24, 2008
Q&A 649: How To Begin Collecting Monthly Payments Awarded In a Divorce Action
January 4, 2008
Q&A 647: Benefits After Death of Rail Worker and Widow
December 24, 2007
Q&A 646: Action Following Award of Share of Benefits Pursuant to Divorce Decree
December 11, 2007
Q&A 645: If a Widow Remarries, Can She Still Draw Railroad Retirement?
December 4, 2007
Q&A 644: Can Wife Draw Husband's Railroad Retirement?
November 29, 2007
Q&A 643: Finding Attorney To Partition Rail Worker's Tier 2 in Divorce
November 2, 2007
Q&A 642: Divorced Spouse Also Receives State Pension
October 31, 2007
Q&A 641: Remarriage Ends Benefits for Divorced Spouse
October 30, 2007
Q&A 640: Benefits for Divorced Husbands and Wives
October 24, 2007
Q&A 639: Rail Widow Will Receive Government Pension
October 24, 2007
Q&A 638: Two Former Spouses Can Receive Benefits
October 15, 2007
Q&A 637: When Can a Former Wife File for Railroad Retirement
September 28, 2007
Q&A 636: Former Rail Worker & Federal Employee Will Receive Three Retirement Benefits
September 28, 2007
Q&A 635: Searching for Lost Relatives With Railroad Connection
September 18, 2007
Q&A 634: Railroad Retirement Board Service for Southern California
September 10. 2007
Q&A 633: Current Spouse and Former Spouse Do Not Share Benefits
September 9, 2007
Q&A 632: Information About My Uncle's Rail Work
September 8, 2007
Q&A 631: Rail Worker Has Four Years Of Service
August 6, 2007
Q&A 630: Why Can't My Mother Receive a Widow's Benefit From Social Security?
July 17, 2007
Q&A 629: Spouses Have Same Earnings Restrictions As Retired Railroaders
July 11, 2007
Q&A 628: Will Rail Worker's Disability Affect Spouse's Benefits?
June 29, 2007
Q&A 627: Problem With Severance Pay
June 6, 2007
Q&A 626: When Is the "J" Prefix Used by Railroad Retirement?
May 31, 2007
Q&A 625: Employee Contributions To Railroad Retirement
May 23, 2007
Q&A 624: Multiple Retirement Payments
May 7, 2007
Q&A 623: Estimating My Tier 2 Benefit
April 5, 2007
Q&A 622: Finding Genealogical Information About Rail Workers
March 18, 2007
Q&A 621: Combined Survivor Benefits
March 13, 2007
Q&A 620: Vested Workers Will Receive Benefits At Retirement
February 24, 2007
Q&A 619: BA-6 Entries
February 12, 2007
Q&A 618: How Spouse Benefits Are Affected By Worker's Post Retirement Work and Spouse's Public Pension
February 6, 2007
Q&A 617: Family Benefits for Disabled Workers
January 31, 2007
Q&A 616: Should I File for Social Security Benefits?
December 19, 2006
Q&A 615: Treatment of Railroad Retirement Decision by Other Authorities
December 10, 2006
Q&A 614: Legal Seperation of Spouse Does Not Affect Annuity Entitlement
December 10, 2006
Q&A 613: Taxation of Occupational Disability Annuity
November 25, 2006
Q&A 612: Dual Benefits for Railroad Couples
November 25, 2006
Q&A 611: Estimate Of Widow's Benefit
November 9, 2006
Q&A 610: Widow's Benefits After Death of Disabled Worker
November 8, 2006
Q&A 609: Benefits for Wives and Husbands of 60/30 Retirees
October 28, 2008
Q&A 608: Security of the Railroad Retirement Trust Funds
October 28, 2006
Q&A 607: Survivor Benefits from Social Security After Rail Worker's Death
October 26, 2006
Q&A 606: 60/30 Retiree With School Teacher Spouse
October 26, 2006
Q&A 605: Benefits for Railroad Couples
October 24, 2006
Q&A 604: Veteran Worker With Physical Impairment Considers Buyout Offer
October 8, 2006
Q&A 603: Qualifying for Widow(er)s Benefits
October 3, 2006
Q&A 602: Information About Medicaid
September 29, 2006
Q&A 601: Possibility of Two Different Benefits for Railroad Worker's Ex-Spouse
September 26, 2006
Q&A 600: Divorce Settlement Not Clear on Division of Tier 2 Benefit
September 21, 2006
Q&A 599: Crediting Railroad Service Under Other Public Retirement Systems
September 21, 2006
Q&A 598: 10 Year Marriage Requirement for Divorced Benefits
September 21, 2006
Q&A 597: Do Sickness Benefits Count As Service Months Under Railroad Retirement?
September 19, 2006
Q&A 596: Benefits for Spouses After Divorce
September 18, 2006
Q&A 595: How to Find the Status of Your Claim for Railroad Retirement Benefits
September 17, 2006
Q&A 594: Garnishment of Railroad Retirement Benfits
September 14, 2006
Q&A 593: Are You Disabled?
September 13, 2006
Q&A 592: Termination By Railroad Will Not Affect Receiving Railroad Retirement
September 13, 2006
Q&A 591: How To Find Out If You Are Eligiible For Benefits
September 12, 2006
Q&A 590: Rail Credits Are Sent To Social Security When Worker Is Not Vested
September 10, 2006
Q&A 589: Information About 401(k) Plans
September 1, 2006
Q&A 588: Using Published Information About Benefit Amounts
August 31, 2006
Q&A 587: Early Benefits Not Provided for Spouses
August 25, 2006
Q&A 586: Picking the Best Time to Start Retirement Benefits
August 18, 2006
Q&A 585: Duration Of Marriage Requirement & Taxation of Railroad Retirement benefits
July 31, 2006
Q&A 584: Spouse Receives Federal Civil Service Pension
June 27, 2006
Q&A 583: Notifying RRB After a Divorce
June 25, 2006
Q&A 582: When a Spouse Becomes a Widow(er)
June 25, 2006
Q&A 581: Does Age Determine When a Former Spouse Receives a Share of Tier 2?
June 17, 2006
Q&A 580: Length of Marriage Requirement Differs for Spouse and Widow(er)'s Annuity
May 27, 2006
Q&A 579: Benefits for Families of Disabled Workers
May 11, 2006
Q&A 578: Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries Get Medicare, Too
May 10, 2006
Q&A 577: Earnings Restrictions End at a Lower Age
May 6, 2006
Q&A 576: Railroad Credits Are Not Reflected on Social Security Earnings Statements
April 25, 2006
Q&A 575: Filing For Benefits
April 8, 2006
Q&A 574: Eliigible Spouse Continues To Work
April 7, 2006
Q&A 573: Vested Worker With Less than 30 Years Eligible at 62
April 5, 2006
Q&A 572: Disability Benefits
March 31, 2006
Q&A 571: Dividing Railroad Retirement In A Divorce
March 31, 2006
Q&A 570: Retirement Age for New Hires
February 6, 2006
Q&A 569: Working for Federal Railroad Administratioin
January 25, 2006
Q&A 568: Tax Forms from the Railroad Retirement Board
January 23, 2006
Q&A 567: Information On Contibutions To Railroad Retirement Funds
January 23, 2006
Q&A 566: Spouse Annuity When Rail Worker Has Less Than 30 years
January 22, 2006
Q&A 565: Finding Monthly Payment Dates
January 13, 2006
Q&A 564: Working Outside Of United States After Retirement
January 12, 2006
Q&A 563: Divorce Can Reduce Future Benefits
January 3, 2006
Q&A 562: Does Retirement Income Count Against Earnings Limits?
December 12, 2005
Q&A 561: Spouse Benefits
December 11, 2005
Q&A 560: Reduction In Tier 1 Due to Public Pension
December 7, 2005
Q&A 559: Railroad Work Began After Getting Social Security Coverage
November 4, 2005
Q&A 558: Settlements and Railroad Retirement Benefits
October 6, 2005
Q&A 557: Supplemental Sickness Insurance Payments and Personal Injury Settlements
September 7, 2005
Q&A 556: Both Husband and Wife Are Rail Workers
August 27, 2005
Q&A 555: Former Spouse Of Rail Worker Who Died Before Receiving Railroad Retirement
August 27, 2005
Q&A 554: Calling the Railroad Retirement Board
August 12, 2005
Q&A 553: Payment to Spouse After Rail Worker's Death
August 4, 2005
Q&A 552: When Tier 2 Payments to a Former Spouse End
July 26, 2005
Q&A 551: Can a Worker Receive "Deemed Srervice Months" When Laid Off?
July 5, 2005
Q&A 550: When Disability Becomes Regular Retirement
June 22, 2005(Revised June 23, 2005)
Q&A 549: Keeping a "Current Connection" After Leaving Rail Work
May 28, 2005
Q&A 548: Working for Contractor After Leaving Railroad
May 23, 2005
Q&A 547: Widow Remarries Before 60
May 22, 2005 (revised May 24, 2005)
Q&A 546: Going Back to Railroad Employment After Retiring
May 22, 2005
Q&A 545: Amount of Future Benefits
May 19, 2005
Q&A 544: How to Protect a Current Connection
May 19, 2005
Q&A 543: Spouse with State Pension
May 7, 2005
Q&A 542: Medicare Benefits Outside the United States
April 22, 2005
Q&A 541: Benefits for Divorced Spouse Who Is Still Working
April 5, 2005
Q&A 540: Will Proposed Changes to Social Security Affect Railroad Retirement?
February 21, 2005
Q&A 539: Benefits for Widow Under 60
February 2, 2005
Q&A 538: Restricting 2005 Earnings After Retirement
January 27, 2005
Q&A 537: Marriage of Former Spouse
January 10, 2005
Q&A 536: Disability from Railroad Retirement and Social Security
January 7, 2005
Q&A 535: Deductions for Excess Earnings and Taxation
December 20, 2004
Q&A 534: Excess Earnings Usually Don't Affect Tier 2 or Supplemental Annuity
December 14, 2004
Q&A 533: Tier 2 Benefit Defined
December 3, 2004
Q&A 532: Husband and Wife Are Both Rail Workers
December 2, 2004
Q&A 531: Payment of Former Spouse's Share of Tier 2
November 30, 2004
Q&A 530: "Common Law" Spouse
November 26, 2004
Q&A 529: Value of Railroad Retirement Contributions
November 17, 2004
Q&A 528: When Disabled Rail Worker with More Than 30 Years of Service Turns 60
November 11, 2004
Q&A 527: What "Vesting" Means
November 4, 2004
Q&A 526: Former Wife Of Injured Rail Worker
November 4, 2004
Q&A 525: Wife Married To Rail Worker
October 28, 2004
Q&A 524: Occupational Disability
October 28, 2004
Q&A 523: Earnings Limitations After Retirement
October 19, 2004
Q&A 522: Survivor Benefits for Widow(er) of Disabled Worker
October 13, 2004
Q&A 521: When a Railroad Couple Divorces
October 13, 2004
Q&A 520: Public Pension Offset and Reemployment of Widow
September 30, 2004
Q&A 519: Second Divorce; Division of Tier 2 Benefit
September 21, 2004
Q&A 518: Benefits for Second Divorced Spouse and Young Child
September 21, 2004
Q&A 517: Widow with Teacher's Pension and Public Pension Offset
September 15, 2004
Q&A 516: Future Eligibility in 2013
September 15, 2004
Q&A 515: Payment of Tier 2 Share to Former Spouse
September 13, 2004
Q&A 514: Widow's Benefits
September 13, 2004
Q&A 513: Early Benefits for Spouses
September 9, 2004
Q&A 512: Getting Estimate of Social Security Benefits with Rail Credits
September 7, 2004
Q&A 511: Benefits for Children of Disabled Workers
September 7, 2004
Q&A 510: Higher Medicare Part B Premium in 2005 Announced
September 5, 2004
Q&A 509: Benefits For Disabled Widow
August 26, 2004
Q&A 508: Benefits for Disabled Child
August 26, 2004
Q&A 507: Disabled Former Rail Worker with Federal Civil Service and Social Security Benefits
August 25, 2004
Q&A 506: Early Medicare with Occupational Disability Annuity
August 22, 2004
Q&A 505: Requirements for Divorced Spouse's Benefit
August 22, 2004
Q&A 504: Health Insurance After Retirement
August 15, 2004
Q&A 503: Divorced Wife's Benefits
August 13, 2004
Q&A 502: Dividing Tier 2 Benefit In Divorce Decree
August 12, 2004
Q&A 501: Former Husband Worked for Canadian National Railroad
August 10, 2004
Q&A 500: Getting Benefits After Rail Worker's Death
August 10, 2004
Q&A 499: Second Marriage To Retired Rail Worker
August 10, 2004
Q&A 498: Can Disability Annuity Be Stopped If Condition Improves?
August 5, 2004
Q&A 497: Tier 2 Benefit Formula
August 4, 2004
Q&A 496: Planning for Retirement at 60
August 3, 2004
Q&A 495: Survivor Benefits for Divorced Spouse
August 2, 2004
Q&A 494: Remarriage Ends Divorced Spouse Benefit
July 27, 2004
Q&A 493: How to Get Railroad Retirement Benefits
July 24, 2004
Q&A 492: No Maximum Service Limit Under Railroad Retirement
July 23, 2004
Q&A 491: Collecting Railroad Retirement and Social Security at the Same Time
July 23, 2004
Q&A 490: Widow's Benefits Under Railroad Retirement
July 23, 2004
Q&A 489: Spouse's Pension From State Retirement Plan
July 22, 2004
Q&A 488: Spouse with Social Security Benefits
July 20, 2004
Q&A 487: Additional Financial Assistance for Older Beneficiaries
July 17, 2004
Q&A 486: Retirement Following On-the-Job Injury
July 16, 2004
Q&A 485: Widow(er) Benefits
July 13, 2004
Q&A 484: Getting Accurate Estimates of Future Benefits
July 13, 2004
Q&A 483: Spouse Receiving Portion Of Ex-Husband's Retirement
July 13, 2004
Q&A 482: Spouse Benefit Following Divorce
July 11, 2004
Q&A 481: Retiring At 62
July 9, 2004
Q&A 480: Starting the Disability Application Process
July 9, 2004
Q&A 479: Working After Retirement
July 9, 2004
Q&A 478: Dual Benefit Reduction Unfair
July 8, 2004
Q&A 477: Any Benefits Following Widow's Death?
July 4, 2004
Q&A 476: How To Get Portion of Tier 2 Benefit Provided in Divorce Decree
July 4, 2004
Q&A 475: Purchasing Durable Medical Equipment Under Medicare
July 4, 2004
Q&A 474: Medicare Supplements
July 1, 2004
Q&A 473: Medicare+Choice Plans Available To Railroad Retirement Recipients
July 1, 2004
Q&A 472: Can Railroad Retirement and Federal Civil Service Credits Be Combined?
June 30, 2004
Q&A 471: Return to Railroad Work by Disabled Worker
June 25, 2004
Q&A 470: Spouse Will Receive Texas Teacher's Pension
June 22, 2004
Q&A 469: Transfers between Railroad Retirement, Social Security and Medicare
June 21, 2004
Q&A 468: 60/30 Retirement with a Special Needs Family
June 21, 2004
Q&A 467: Rail Worker Receives Disability Annuity and VA Benefits
June 19, 2004
Q&A 466: What You Should Know Before Divorcing a Rail Worker
June 17, 2004
Q&A 465: Benefits For A Remarried Divorced Spouse
June 17, 2004
Q&A 464: 401(k) Withdrawals Do Not Affect a Disability Annuity
June 15, 2004
Q&A 463: How To Find Out If You're Eligible for a Disability Benefit
June 13, 2004
Q&A 462: Widow Can Receive Benefit Before 60 If Disabled or Caring for Young Child
June 9, 2004
Q&A 461: Rail Worker Convicted of Felony
June 7, 2004
Q&A 460: Does Disabled Spouse of Rail Worker Qualify?
June 5, 2004
Q&A 459: Looking For Gold In Old Railroad Pension Plans!
June 4, 2004
Q&A 458: Refusing Medical Advice; Effect on Occupational Disability Benefits
May 30, 2004
Q&A 457: Benefits for Married Persons
May 29, 2004
Q&A 456: Taxation of Disability Annuities
May 29, 2004
Q&A 455: Health Insurance for Retired Amtrak Employees
May 26, 2004
Q&A 454: Dividing Tier 2 In Divorce Proceedings
May 24, 2004
Q&A 453: Refund of Payroll Taxes
May 24, 2004
Q&A 452: No Practical Way To Avoid Reduction In Spouse Benefits
May 20, 2004
Q&A 451: Vesting With Less Than 120 months
May 13, 2004
Q&A 450: Filing Medicare Claims
May 13, 2004
Q&A 449: Tier 2 Contribution Cannot Be Refunded
May 7, 2004
Q&A 448: New 5 Year Vesting Requirement Applies To Rail Service After 1995
May 7, 2004
Q&A 447: Health Insurance Questions
May 5, 2004
Q&A 446: Divorced Wife Can Qualify for Benefits At 62
May 5, 2004
Q&A 445: Working After Early Retirement
May 3, 2004
Q&A 444: Combining Railroad Credits with Federal Civil Service
May 1, 2004
Q&A 443: Using Buyout Offer To Get More Service Credits
April 30, 2004
Q&A 442: Checking Status Of Claim
April 30, 2004
Q&A 441: Is Early Payout of Divorced Spouse's Tier 2 Benefit Possible?
April 30, 2004
Q&A 440: Federal Civil Service Pensions
April 28, 2004
Q&A 439: Divorce After 60
April 27, 2004
Q&A 438: Changing Withholding of Federal Income Tax
April 26, 2004
Q&A 437: Five-Month Waiting Period for Disability Benefits
April 25, 2004
Q&A 436: Appealing a Claim Denial
April 23, 2004
Q&A 435: Get 30 Years If You Can
April 23, 2004
Q&A 434: Opportunity to Get 30 Years of Service
April 23, 2004
Q&A 433: Remarriage Affects Divorced Wife's Benefit
April 23, 2004
Q&A 432: REA Pension Plan
April 20, 2004
Q&A 431: Death Benefits
April 20, 2004
Q&A 430: Special Earnings Limit for Year In Which 'Normal Retirement Age' Is Reached
April 20, 2004
Q&A 429: Finding Social Security Numbers
April 20, 2004
Q&A 428: Do I Have to File for Social Security Benefits?
April 8, 2004
Q&A 427: Tax Deposits by Railroads
April 8, 2004
Q&A 426: Working While in Disabled Status
April 8, 2004
Q&A 425: Problems with Health Insurance
April 8, 2004
Q&A 424: Spouse Is Local Government Employee
April 8, 2004
Q&A 423: Earnings Limits
April 6, 2004
Q&A 422: Misinformation About Impact of Railroad Retirement on Social Security Benefits
April 4, 2004
Q&A 421: Keeping a Current Connection Before Reaching Retirement Age
April 4, 2004
Q&A 420: New Wife's Benefits
April 1, 2004
Q&A 419: Already Eligible and Not Working
March 31, 2004
Q&A 418: Worker's Death Less Than a Month After Marriage
March 25, 2004
Q&A 417: Impact of Divorce on Spouse Benefits
March 25, 2004
Q&A 416: Benefits Following Remarriage
March 21, 2004
Q&A 415: Medical Benefits for Widows and Children
March 20, 2004
Q&A 414: Benefits for Child In College
March 20, 2004
Q&A 413: Benefits After Retired Employee's Death
March 18, 2004
Q&A 412: When Do Former Husband's Retirement Benefits Start?
March 18, 2004
Q&A 411: Benefits from Grandfather's Account?
March 18, 2004
Q&A 410: Early Retirement At 62 With Less Than 30 years
March 14, 2004
Q&A 409: Railroad Retirement Benefits May Be Taxed By States
March 12, 2004
Q&A 408: If I Leave Railroad Early, Are My 60/30 Benefits Less?
March 11, 2004
Q&A 407: Questions About Life Insurance, Health Insurance and Other Fringe Benefits from Railroad Employment
March 10, 2004
Q&A 406: Benefits for Spouse
March 9, 2004
Q&A 405: Combining Service for More Than One Railroad
March 9, 2004
Q&A 404: Survivor Benefits for Adult Children?
March 9, 2004
Q&A 403: Submitting Medicare Part B Claims for Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries
March 9, 2004
Q&A 402: Unemployment and Sickness Benefits
March 9, 2004
Q&A 401: Long Term Disability Payments
March 6, 2004
Q&A 400: Benefits for Second Spouse
March 5, 2004
Q&A 399: Rail Worker Dies Without Spouse
March 5, 2004
Q&A 398: Life Insurance Benefits At Death
March 4, 2004
Q&A 397: Benefits for Divorced Spouse
March 4, 2004
Q&A 396: Disabled Worker with Special Needs Children
March 2, 2004
Q&A 395: Wife wWith Older Husband
March 2, 2004
Q&A 394: Benefits for Younger Spouse
March 2, 2004
Q&A 393: Reporting Fraud to Office of Inspector General
March 2, 2004; revised March 4, 2004
Q&A 392: Minor Child of Disabled Worker
February 29, 2004
Q&A 391: Medicare Entitlement
February 28, 2004
Q&A 390: Benefits for Minor Children of Deceased Rail Worker
February 26, 2004
Q&A 389: Medicare Beneficary with Younger Wife
February 26, 2004
Q&A 388: Filing for a Disability Benefit
February 26, 2004
Q&A 387: Benefits For Husband Of Deceased Rail Worker
February 24, 2004
Q&A 386: Garnishment of Benefits
February 24, 2004
Q&A 385: RRB's Toll-Free Help-Line
February 22, 2004
Q&A 384: Benefits for Widow of Electrical Worker
February 21, 2004
Q&A 383: Amount of Widow Benefits
February 21, 2004
Q&A 382: When Can Younger Spouse Get Benefits?
February 19, 2004
Q&A 381: Trial Work Period Defined
February 19, 2004
Q&A 380: What My School Teacher Wife Will Collect At Retirement
February 13, 2004
Q&A 379: Whether Railroad Credits Are Included in Social Security Data For Nonvested Workers
February 12, 2004
Q&A 378: Early Medicare and Supplements
February 10, 2004
Q&A 377: 60/30 Worker Retiring Before Age 60
February 10, 2004
Q&A 376: Post Retirement Work Does Not Affect "Current Connection" Status
February 8, 2004
Q&A 375: Starting Tier 2 Payments To Divorced Spouse
February 7, 2004
Q&A 374: Benefits for Widow(er)
February 6, 2004
Q&A 373: Investment of Tier 2 Trust Funds
February 6, 2004
Q&A 372: Instructions on Completing Standard Medicare Claim Form
February 3, 2004
Q&A 371: Benefits After Divorce
February 2, 2004
Q&A 370: Is The Railroad Retirement System Financially Solvent?
January 25, 2004; revised July 18, 2004
Q&A 369: Was My Brother Receiving Railroad Retirement?
January 25, 2004
Q&A 368: Getting Child Support and Tier 2 Benefits for a Divorced Wife
January 25, 2004
Q&A 367: Benefit Eligibility Ends With Remaaiage
January 25, 2004
Q&A 366: Benefits for Common Law Wife or Husband
January 22, 2004
Q&A 365: Payments To Widow By Private Pension Plan
January 19, 2004
Q&A 364: Using Military Service Under Two Federal Retirement Programs
January 15, 2004
Q&A 363: Occupational Disability Annuity
January 15, 2004
Q&A 362: 2004 Cost-Of-Living Benefit Increase
January 15, 2004
Q&A 361: Working After Retirement Could Increase Railroad Retirement
January 14, 2004
Q&A 360: Benefits After Divorced Worker Dies
January 11, 2004
Q&A 359: How To Find Information About Private Pension Plans
January 11, 2004
Q&A 358: 5-Year Vesting
January 8, 2004
Q&A 357: Keeping a Current Connection
January 6, 2004
Q&A 356: New Rates and Limits for 2004
January 2, 2004
Q&A 355: Benefits for New Wife After Remarriage
December 31, 2003
Q&A 354: Self-Employment by Disabled Worker
December 29, 2003
Q&A 353: Rail Worker Vested for Both Railroad Retirement and Social Security
December 28, 2003
Q&A 352: When Spouse Becomes Widow
December 28, 2003
Q&A 351: Benefits for Widow(er) Under 60
December 26, 2003
Q&A 350: Working After Railroad Retirement Begins
December 23, 2003
Q&A 349: Wife or Husband Receiving Social Security
December 23, 2003
Q&A 348: When Widow Remarries After 60
December 23, 2003
Q&A 347: Disabled Dependent of Disabled Rail Worker
December 13, 2003
Q&A 346: Spouse Benefits and Earnings Restrictions
December 10, 2003
Q&A 345: Payment of Tier 2 Portion Awarded in Divorce Property Settlement
December 8, 2003
Q&A 344: Transferring Railroad Credits to Social Security
December 5, 2003
Q&A 343: Property Rental Income To Disabled Workers
November 30, 2003
Q&A 342: Benefits for Divorced Widow Affected by Remarriage?
November 30, 2003
Q&A 341: Benefits for Divorced Husband
November 30, 2003
Q&A 340: When Survivors of Career Rail Workers Receive Benefits from Social Security
November 25, 2003
Q&A 339: Spouse Benefits
November 25, 2003
Q&A 338: Getting an Estimate of My Retirement Benefit
November 25, 2003
Q&A 337: Medical Expenses Before Becoming Medicare-Eligible
November 23, 2003
Q&A 336: Work Restrictions After 65
November 20, 2003
Q&A 335: Medicare IDs For Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries
November 18, 2003
Q&A 334: Getting Information About Social Security
November 18, 2003
Q&A 333: How To Preserve a "Current Connection" When Leaving Railroad Industry Before Retirement Age?
November 14, 2003
Q&A 332: Full Widow's Benefits
November 13, 2003
Q&A 331: Dual Benefits for Married Couple
November 13, 2003
Q&A 330: Notifying the Louisville & Nashville RR of Pensioneer's Death
November 12, 2003
Q&A 329: Filing an Application Before Becoming Eligible
November 8, 2003
Q&A 328: Medically Disqualified by Railroad
November 8, 2003
Q&A 327: Duplicate Medicare Card
November 6, 2003
Q&A 326: Benefits for Children After 18
November 6, 2003
Q&A 325: Benefits for Young Children of Disabled Workers
November 3, 2003
Q&A 324: Whose "Income" is a Spouse Annuity?
October 31, 2003/Corrected November 1, 2004
Q&A 323: Automatic Enrollment for Medicare
October 26, 2003
Q&A 322: Can I Requalify for Benefits from My First Husband, After My Second Husband's Death?
October 21, 2003
Q&A 321: Working After Leaving the Railroad But Before Retiring
October 21, 2003
Q&A 320: Leaving the Railroad Before Retiring
October 18, 2003
Q&A 319: Benefits for a Newly Married Spouse
October 16, 2003
Q&A 318: Medicare For Disabled Rail Workers
October 13, 2003
Q&A 317: Terminations and Settlements
October 12, 2003
Q&A 316: Vested Railroad Couples
October 3, 2003
Q&A 315: Guaranty for Rail Workers' Benefits
October 3, 2003
Q&A 314: 60/30 Benefits
September 30, 2003
Q&A 313: Railroad Retirement and Social Security Are Fully Coordinated
September 29, 2003
Q&A 312: When Social Security Benefits Are Paid By Railroad Retirement
September 27, 2003
Q&A 311: Benefits for Divorced Spouses
September 24, 2003
Q&A 310: Spouse Gets Separate Benefit Under Railroad Retirement
September 24, 2003
Q&A 309: When Benefits to Former Spouse Begin
September 21, 2003
Q&A 308: "Period Of Disability" Protects Tier 1
September 16, 2003
Q&A 307: What Happens To Railroad Retirement Contributions When Worker Is Not Vested?
September 11, 2003
Q&A 306: Benefits for Other Survivors After Widow's Death
September 1, 2003
Q&A 305: Income Tax Credit When More Than Maximum Payroll Taxes Deducted
August 31, 2003
Q&A 304: When to File for a 60/30 Spouse Annuity
August 26, 2003
Q&A 303: When a Young Widow Remarries
August 24, 2003
Q&A 302: 25 Years of Rail Service; 'Current Connection'?
August 22, 2003
Q&A 301: Group Health Insurance Coverage
August 20, 2003
Q&A 300: Work Restrictions for Disabled Workers
August 20, 2003
Q&A 299: When Is New Wife Eligible Following Remarriage?
August 20, 2003
Q&A 298: How To Start Division of Rail Worker's Tier 2 in Divorce Proceedings
August 10, 2003
Q&A 297: Earliest Age at Which a Widow Qualifes for Benefits
August 10, 2003
Q&A 296: When Rail Worker Is Not Vested
August 8, 2003
Q&A 295: Survivor Benefits for Young Children
August 4, 2003
Q&A 294: Benefits After Divorce From Rail Worker
August 4, 2003
Q&A 293: Widow(er)'s Benefits As Early As 60
July 30, 2003
Q&A 292: Spouse Benefits for Spouse Receiving Social Security Disability Benefits
July 28, 2003
Q&A 291: Getting Railroad Retirement Benefits After Divorce
July 28, 2003
Q&A 290: Remarried Divorced Widow Not Eligible
July 23, 2003
Q&A 289: Disabled Worker With Less Than 10 Years of Service
July 23, 2003
Q&A 288: Workers' Compensation
July 21, 2003
Q&A 287: Looking For Bankrupcy Cases Involving Overpaid Disability Benefits
July 16, 2003
Q&A 286: Benefits For Disabled Children
July 16, 2003
Q&A 285: RRB Uses Social Security Payments To Recover Overpayments
July 10, 2003
Q&A 284: Can Railroad Retirement Be Garnished?
July 8, 2003
Q&A 283: Benefits for Spouses of Rail Workers
July 8, 2003
Q&A 282: Keeping The RRB Informed Under A Divorce Settlement
July 4, 2003
Q&A 281: Health Insurance for Husbands and Wives of Retired Rail Workers
July 4, 2003
Q&A 280: Work Record Required for Disability Benefits
June 27, 2003
Q&A 279: Medicare+Choice and Medicare Supplement
June 27, 2003
Q&A 278: Granting Disability Following On-The-Job Injury
June 23, 2003
Q&A 277: Impact of Employment Gap on Benefits
June 23, 2003
Q&A 276: Wife of Disabled Worker
June 23, 2003
Q&A 275: Widow's Benefits
June 22, 2003
Q&A 274: Is Answer to Question #211 Correct?
June 22, 2003
Q&A 273: About the 'Deeming' Provisions Used in Certain Railroad Retirement Benefit Calculations
June 22, 2003
Q&A 272: Prize Winnings Do Not Affect Disability Annuity
June 22, 2003
Q&A 271: Is Disabled Spouse Entitled to Benefits Before 60?
June 22, 2003
Q&A 270: Is It Too Late To Claim Part of Tier 2, Ten Years After My Divorce?
June 13, 2003
Q&A 269: Worker Becomes Disabled Just Before Retirement
June 13, 2003
Q&A 268: Spouse Benefits After Divorce
June 12, 2003
Q&A 267: What If the Rail Worker and I Divorce?
June 11, 2003
Q&A 266: Benefits for Divorced Widows
June 11, 2003
Q&A 265: Do Benefits Change When a Disability Beneficiary Reaches Normal Retirement Age?
June 7, 2003 (revised June 8, 2003)
Q&A 264: Spouse Benefits In Disability Claims
June 7, 2003
Q&A 263: Benefits for a Divorced Spouse
June 4, 2004
Q&A 262: Coordination with SSA Is Automatic
June 3, 2003
Q&A 261: When to Apply for Reduced Retirement Benefits
June 3, 2003
Q&A 260: Prefixes To Railroad Retirement Claim Numbers
May 28, 2003
Q&A 259: Benefits for Spouse of Disabled Worker
May 27, 2003
Q&A 258: Deferred Retirement After Leaving Railroad Work
May 24, 2003
Q&A 257: Age Reduction Is Forever
May 24, 2003
Q&A 256: Furnishing Information To Support Disability Claim
May 18, 2003
Q&A 255: Disability Benefits Under Railroad Retirement
May 13, 2003
Q&A 254: Benefits for Children of Rail Workers
May 12, 2003
Q&A 253: Early Retirement and Future Benefits
May 8, 2003
Q&A 252: Genealogical Quests
May 8, 2003
Q&A 251: When Military Service Counts As Railroad Service
May 3, 2003
Q&A 250: Divorce Lowers Spouse Benefits
April 23, 2003
Q&A 249: Worker Must Retire Before Spouse Can Receive Benefits
April 22, 2003
Q&A 248: Vesting Is Forever!
April 21, 2003
Q&A 247: Double Reduction In Tier 1
April 21, 2003
Q&A 246: Benefits for Surviving Divorced Widow
April 15, 2003
Q&A 245: Another 5-Year Vesting Question
April 15, 2003
Q&A 244: Does 5-Year Vesting Apply?
April 14, 2003
Q&A 243: 5-Year Vesting
April 14, 2003
Q&A 242: Combined Benefits for Survivors
April 11, 2003
Q&A 241: Borrowing from Railroad Retirement Trust Funds
April 11, 2003
Q&A 240: Benefits for Children of Disabled Workers
April 10, 2003
Q&A 239: Occupational Disability Not Reduced For Age
April 9, 2003
Q&A 238: Partitioned Tier 2 Payments End With Death of Rail Worker
April 6, 2003
Q&A 237: Questions About Disability Payments
April 5, 2003
Q&A 236: Comparing Regular 60/30 Wife's Benefits with Divorced Wife's Benefits
April 5, 2003
Q&A 235: Divorce Ends Regular Spouse Benefits
April 3, 2003
Q&A 234: Online Death Information For Deceased Rail Workers
April 3, 2003
Q&A 233: Benefits for Former Wife
March 30, 2003
Q&A 232: Checking on Credits Earned with REA Express
March 28, 2003
Q&A 231: Impact of Spouse's Earnings on Taxation of Benefits
March 26, 2003
Q&A 230: Fairness of New 5-Year Vesting
March 26, 2003
Q&A 229: Is Tier 2 Indexed?
March 24, 2003
Q&A 228: Remarried Widow's Benefits
March 24, 2003
Q&A 227: Problem With Incorrect Date of Death
March 22, 2003
Q&A 226: When Can I Retire With Less Than 30 Years?
March 6, 2003
Q&A 225: Impact of Worker's Bankruptcy
March 6, 2003
Q&A 224: Estimating Future Survivor Benefits
March 2, 2003
Q&A 223: Answers to Some Common Tax Questions
March 2, 2003
Q&A 222: Occupational Disability and Early Medicare
March 3, 2003
Q&A 221: When To File For Railroad Retirement
February 26, 2003
Q&A 220: Problems Getting Medicare Claims Paid
February 25, 2003
Q&A 219: "Current Connection" Explained
February 25, 2003
Q&A 218: Spouse Benefits When Rail Worker Has Less Than 30 Years
February 24, 2003
Q&A 217: More Information For Divorced Spouses
February 22, 2003
Q&A 216: Benefits for Divorced Spouses
February 20, 2003
Q&A 215: Treatment of Railroad Retirement Payments For Federal Income Taxes
February 3, 2003
Q&A 214: Disability Annuity Can Produce A Higher Tier 1
February 2, 2003
Q&A 213: Self Employment Following Retirement
January 29, 2003
Q&A 212: When A Public Pension Affects Railroad Retirement
January 29, 2003
Q&A 211: Benefits For Disabled Spouse of Former Rail Worker
January 27, 2003
Q&A 210: Disability Benefits After Leaving Railroad Industry
January 24, 2003
Q&A 209: Tier 2 Benefits After Divorce
January 23, 2003
Q&A 208: Getting Information After a Divorce
January 23, 2003
Q&A 207: Leaving Rail Work Before 60 With 30 Or More Years(60/30 Vesting)
January 11, 2003
Q&A 206: Asking the RRB for a Decision on Planned Post-Retirement Work
January 8, 2003
Q&A 205: How Divorce Affects Railroad Retirement Benefits
January 3, 2003
Q&A 204: Benefits After Divorce
December 18, 2002
Q&A 203: When A Widow Remarries
December 10, 2002
Q&A 202: Benefits For a New Wife or Husband
December 2, 2002
Q&A 201: Benefits Can Be Paid to More Than One "Widow"
November 22, 2002
Q&A 200: Medicare Benefits For Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries
November 19, 2002
Q&A 199: Estimating Tier 2 Benefits
October 31, 2002
Q&A 198: Railroad Retirement & Long Term Disability (LTD) Insurance
October 17, 2002
Q&A 197: IRA Contributions by Workers Covered by Railroad Retirement
October 10, 2002
Q&A 196: When Spouse of Rail Retiree Continues to Work
October 8, 2002
Q&A 195: Compensation for On-The-Job Injuries
October 8, 2002
Q&A 194: Railroad Retirement Payroll Taxes and Settlements
October 5, 2002
Q&A 193: Benefits For Children of Disabled Workers
October 2, 2002
Q&A 192: When a New Spouse Qualifies
September 7, 2002
Q&A 191: Federal Tax Withholding From Benefits
September 7, 2002
Q&A 190: Benefits For Remarried Husbands and Wives
August 24, 2002
Q&A 189: Rechecking Information Furnished by the Railroad Retirement Board
August 20, 2002
Q&A 188: Will Early Retirement Result in Lower Benefits?
August 20, 2002
Q&A 187: Unique Post-Retirement Work Restrictions for Workers and Spouses
August 14, 2002
Q&A 186: Benefits For Divorced Spouses
August 13, 2002
Q&A 185: Estimates of Future Benefits May Differ From Actual Payments
August 9, 2002
Q&A 184: Timeframes For RRB To Review Disputed Claims
August 3, 2002
Q&A 183: Supplemental Annuities
July 7, 2002
Q&A 182: Social Security and Railroad Retirement for Spouses
June 29, 2002
Q&A 181: When You Don't Agree With the Decision on Your Railroad Retirement Claim
June 25, 2002
Q&A 180: When Your Railroad Job Is Outsourced
June 20, 2002
Q&A 179: No Tax Exemption for Age
June 5, 2002(Revised June 17, 2002)
Q&A 178: When Your 60/30 Award is Less Than Expected
May 28, 2002
Q&A 177: On-The-Job Injuries
May 6, 2002
Q&A 176: Benefits for Spouse of 60/30 Retiree
May 2, 2002
Q&A 175: Deterred From Filing
April 29, 2002
Q&A 174: Benefits for Disabled Divorced Widow
April 29, 2002
Q&A 173: Penality For Working Immediately After Retirement From Railroad
April 24, 2002
Q&A 172: State Income Taxes (New York Residents)
April 22, 2002
Q&A 171: Railroad Retirement Payroll Taxes
April 5, 2002
Q&A 170: Railroad Credits of Nonvested Workers
April 5, 2002
Q&A 169: Benefits For Disabled Husbands and Wives
April 5, 2002
Q&A 168: Continuing To Work Outside Railroad Industry After Retirement
March 26, 2002
Q&A 167: Health Insurance Coverage For Younger Spouse of Rail Retiree
March 22, 2002
Q&A 166: Need At Least 25 Years of Railroad Work for Special Current Connection Protection
March 21, 2001
Q&A 165: Working For An Incorporated Business Would Break A Current Connection
March 21, 2002
Q&A 164: Definition of "Survivor"
March 3, 2002
Q&A 163: Termination Before Retirement
March 1, 2002
Q&A 162: Continuing to Work After Retirement
February 27, 2002
Q&A 161: Impact of Federal Retirement on Railroad Retirement
February 25, 2002
Q&A 160: How To Avoid Post-Retirement Work Restrictions For Tier 2
February 18, 2002
Q&A 159: Wife Eligible For Her Own Social Security
February 11, 2002
Q&A 158: What Happens To My Contributions When I'm Not Vested?
February 8, 2002
Q&A 157: Consequences of Leaving the Railroad Industry Before Retirement
February 6, 2002
Q&A 156: Benefits for Husbands and Wives Following Death of Rail Worker
February 2, 2002
Q&A 155: How to Determine the Different Parts of a Tier 1 Benefit
January 24, 2002
Q&A 154: How To Protect Current Connection When Retiring Early
January 17, 2002(Revised June 8, 2002)
Q&A 153: Full 60/30 Benefits for Certain Spouses of Disabled Workers
January 12, 2002
Q&A 152: Getting Information on RRB Plans for Reproccessing 60/30 Cases
January 11, 2002
Q&A 151: Direct Deposit For Benefits Paid to Canadians
January 1, 2002(Revised January 3, 2002)
Q&A 150: Continued Health Insurance For New 60/30 Filers
December 28, 2001
Q&A 149: Impact of Refiling for Full 60/30 Benefit
December 22, 2001 (Revised December 24, 2001)
Q&A 148: Changing From a Reduced 60/30 to a Full 60/30 Benefit
December 19, 2001
Q&A 147: Getting Information About Changes to Railroad Retirement Program for 2002
December 19, 2001(Revised December 20, 2001)
Q&A 146: New Legislation Does Not Change When Husbands and Wives Can Receive Benefits
December 17, 2001
Q&A 145: Unreduced 60/30 Will Begin January 1, 2002
December 17, 2001
Q&A 144: New 60/30 Full Retirement Benefits
December 17, 2001
Q&A 143: 60/30 Retirement
December 7, 2001
Q&A 142: Post Retirement Employment Restriction
December 3, 2001
Q&A 141: Maximum Amount of Earnings Credited Are Different For Tier 1 & Tier 2
November 7, 2001
Q&A 140: Railroad Retirement Service in Ohio
October 16, 2001
Q&A 139: Railroad Credits Used For Both Tier 1 & Tier 2
October 10, 2001
Q&A 138: Self Employment Earnings Do Not Affect Current Connection
October 9, 2001
Q&A 137: Railroad Retirement Tier 1 Benefits Reduced for Own Social Security
October 9, 2001
Q&A 136: Are All Railroads Are Required to Pay Railroad Retirment Taxes and Report Worker Earnings?
September 23, 2001
Q&A 135: Can My Ex-Wife Claim Part of My Tier 2 Benefits?
September 23, 2001
Q&A 134: Benefits for Adult Disabled Children
September 9, 2001
Q&A 133: Early Retirement Offer by Amtrak
September 6, 2001
Q&A 132: Vested But Leaving the Railroad Before Reaching Retirement Age
August 27, 2001
Q&A 131: Current Connection Requirements Not Changed by Proposed Legislation
August 27, 2001
Q&A 130: Estimates of Future Railroad Retirement Benefits
August 23, 2001
Q&A 129: Division of Tier 2 Benefits Following Divorce
August 22, 2001
Q&A 128: Public Pension Offset Exemption
August 22, 2001
Q&A 127: Buying Pension Credit for Railroad Work
August 22, 2001
Q&A 126: Lump Sum Death Benefits Under Railroad Retirement
August 22, 2001
Q&A 125: Early Retirement Can Affect Railroad Retirement Benefits
August 22, 2001
Q&A 124: Solvency of Railroad Retirement Program
August 8, 2001
Q&A 123: Railroad Retirement Benefits and Life Insurance Are Seperate
August 7, 2001
Q&A 122: When "Public Pension" Reduction Does Not Apply
August 1, 2001
Q&A 121: Any Furthur Benefits or Refunds When a Single Railroad Retiree Dies Shortly After Retiring?
August 1, 2001
Q&A 120: H.R. 1140 Passes the House by Overwhelming Margin of 384 to 33
August 1, 2001
Q&A 119: Post-Retirement Work Restrictions
July 23, 2001
Q&A 118: Taxation of Railroad Retirement Benefits
July 23, 2001
Q&A 117: Death Information Online
July 21, 2001
Q&A 116: Information for Divorced Spouses
July 21, 2001
Q&A 115: When Will 5-Year Vesting Begin?
July 21, 2001
Q&A 114: How To Get Disability Payments Started
July 8, 2001
Q&A 113: Wife's Earnings Don't Count Against Husband's Disability Benefit Under Railroad Retirement
July 5, 2001
Q&A 112: Tier 2 Benefits For Spouses and Widow(er)s
June 30, 2001
Q&A 111: Pending Legislation Will Not Lower Eligibilty Age for Spouse Benefits
June 28, 2001
Q&A 110: Medical and Health Expense Coverage During Retirement
June 22, 2001
Q&A 109: Leaving the Railroad Before Retirement
June 18, 2001
Q&A 108: Rail Worker Survived by Divorced Wife--Any Other Benefits Payable?
June 15, 2001
Q&A 107: Benefits for Survivors of Retired Workers
June 15, 2001
Q&A 106: At Age 60, How Much Can I Earn In 2001 Without Losing Any Benefits?
June 7, 2001
Q&A 105: States That Do Not Tax Railroad Retirement
June 4, 2001
Q&A 104: Current Retirees Will Benefit From Pending Changes to Railroad Retirement
June 2, 2001
Q&A 103: Minimum Age for Widow(er) Benefits
June 1, 2001
Q&A 102: Correcting Railroad Retirement Payments for Error in January 2000 Cost-of-Living Increase
May 29, 2001
Q&A 101: Reduction for Government Pensions
May 29, 2001
Q&A 100: Benefits for Disabled Adult Children
May 29, 2001
Q&A 99: Getting Help Projecting Future Retirement Benefits
May 26, 2001
Q&A 98: Claiming Railroad Retirement Benefits After Divorce
May 10, 2001
Q&A 97: Impact of Divorce on Railroad Retirement Benefits
May 7, 2001
Q&A 96: Salary Reduction Results in Lower Retirement Benefits
May 2, 2001
Q&A 95: How to Trace Railroad Retirement Benefits Paid After Rail Worker Dies
April 26, 2001
Q&A 94: Further Benefits Unlikely Following A Widow's Death
April 18, 2001
Q&A 93: Free & Reduced Cost Transportation Benefits
April 16, 2001
Q&A 92: Can Railroad Retirement Contributions Be Deducted From Federal Income Taxes?
April 12, 2001
Q&A 91: Things To Consider If You Leave Rail Industry Early
April 8, 2001
Q&A 90: When Disability Work Restrictions End
March 21, 2001
Q&A 89: When Benefits Are Reduced For Employees With 30 or More Years of Service
March 12, 2001
Q&A 88: How to Be Sure My Family Recieved All Benefits Due After My Parent's Death
March 4, 2001
Q&A 87: When Can a Worker Take Early Retirement?
March 1, 2001
Q&A 86: Should I Work Another Six Months To Become Vested In Railroad Retirement?
February 28, 2001
Q&A 85: Increased Benefits When Disabled Worker Turns 65?
February 28, 2001
Q&A 84: Working After Retirement-- Effect on Survivor Benefits
February 22, 2001
Q&A 83: Post-Retirement Employment Restrictions for Retired Workers and Their Spouses
January 11, 2001(Revised February 1, 2001)
Q&A 82: Increase in Tier 2 Component When a Wife Becomes a Widow
January 2, 2001; revised January 4, 2000
Q&A 81: 401(k) vs. Railroad Retirement
December 22, 2000
Q&A 80: Social Security Credits Never Count as Railroad Service
December 9, 2000
Q&A 79: Participation in a Private Pension Plan
December 6, 2000
Q&A 78: Thrift Savings Plan for Federal Workers
December 6, 2000
Q&A 77: When a Nonvested Rail Worker Returns to Rail Work and Becomes Vested
December 4, 2000
Q&A 76: Impact on Rail Pension Fund When Rail Worker Not Yet Vested
December 4, 2000
Q&A 75: Benefits For a Widow of a Rail Worker Killed in WWII
November 30, 2000
Q&A 74: When You Don't Agree on the Handling of Your Claim
November 30, 2000
Q&A 73: When a Spouse or Widow(er) Receives a "Public Pension"
November 13, 2000
Q&A 72: Railroad Retirement Credits Transferred to Social Security When Worker Not Vested
November 13, 2000
Q&A 71: Future Planning For a Younger Wife
November 12, 2000
Q&A 70: Impact of HR 4844 on Decision to Retire
November 9, 2000
Q&A 69: H.R. 5387 Would Extend Social Security Coverage to Railroad Workers
November 9, 2000
Q&A 68: What Happens to Your Contribution When You're Not Vested
November 6, 2000
Q&A 67: Receiving Both Social Security and Railraod Retirement Benefits
November 6, 2000
Q&A 66: Questions About Taxation of Railroad Retirement Benefits
October 12, 2000
Q&A 65: Working for the Old New York Central Railroad
October 11, 2000
Q&A 64: Not Every Disabled Rail Worker Qualifies for Early Medicare
October 9, 2000
Q&A 63: Maximum Benefits Hard to Achieve
October 4, 2000
Q&A 62: Railroad Retirement and Social Security Compared
September 11, 2000
Q&A 61: Different Vesting Rules for Retirement and Death Benefits
August 30, 2000
Q&A 60: Coverage of Publicly-Owned Railroads
August 20, 2000 and revised August 23, 2001
Q&A 59: How to Get Information About Life Insurance Companies
July 31, 2000
Q&A 58: Benefits After Death of Rail Worker
July 23, 2000
Q&A 57: Disability Benefits After Age 60
July 23, 2000
Q&A 56: Medicare Program for Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries
July 10, 2000(Revised July 23, 2000)
Q&A 55: Pension Benefits for Baltimore & Ohio RR Workers
July 7, 2000
Q&A 54: Finding an Attorney to Handle Appeal of RRB Decision
July 2, 2000
Q&A 53: Survivor Benefits for Families of Disabled Rail Workers
June 19, 2000
Q&A 52: Status of Changes to Railroad Retirement/President Bush Signs Legislation On December 21, 2001; Most Changes Effective Jauaary 1, 2001
May 24, 2000(Revised December 27, 2001)
Q&A 51: Other Benefits for Retired Railroaders
May 2, 2000
Q&A 50: When a Railroad Worker's Widow Remarries Another Retired Rail Worker
April 15, 2000
Q&A 49: How To Find Out If You're Entitled to Anything from a Deceased Relative's Claim
March 10, 2000
Q&A 48: Legislation to eliminate Social Security earnings restrictions also applies to Railroad Retirement
March 2, 2000(Revised April 17, 2000)
Q&A 47: Amount Payable to Spouses
February 24, 2000
Q&A 46: Working in Canada for an American Railroad
February 21, 2000
Q&A 45: Reduction in Benefits for Spouses and Widow(er)s Due to Social Security
February 16, 2000
Q&A 44: Refund of Employee Contributions to Railroad Retirement Funds
February 12, 2000
Q&A 43: Tell the RRB As Soon As Possible When Certain Events Happen
February 12, 2000
Q&A 42: Changes in 60/30 Provision Introduced as HR 4844
February 10, 2000(Revised September 9, 2000)
Q&A 41: Medicare for Disabled Spouses Before Age 65
February 9, 2000
Q&A 40: Combined Benefit Payments by RRB
February 9, 2000
Q&A 39: Am I Due Anything With Only One Year of Rail Work?
February 5, 2000
Q&A 38: Searching for Pensions for Former REA Employees
January 30, 2000
Q&A 37: Coordination with Social Security When Disability Is Involved
December 20, 1999
Q&A 36: I Don't Agree with RRB's Records - What to Do?
December 9, 1999
Q&A 35: Coordination with Private Railroad Pension Plans
November 30, 1999
Q&A 34: Use of Military Service Credits
November 17, 1999
Q&A 33: When a Rail Worker is Not Vested
October 31, 1999(Revised February 6, 2001)
Q&A 32: Filing for Disability Retirement
October 12, 1999
Q&A 31: Helping Family and Friends to Get Benefits
October 7, 1999(Revised October 10, 1999)
Q&A 30: Benefits for New Spouse Following Remarriage
September 27, 1999; revised March 9, 2000
Q&A 29: Payment of Social Security Benefits by RRB
August 27, 1999
Q&A 28: Impact of Community Property Settlements on Railroad Retirement
August 27, 1999
Q&A 27: Finding Out About Railroad Retirement Regulations
August 26, 1999
Q&A 26: Widow's Benefits Following Remarriage Before Age 60
August 22, 1999
Q&A 25: Married Rail Worker Couples & "Dual Benefits"
August 14, 1999
Q&A 24: Updated 2000 Maximums and Averages for Payments
August 7, 1999; revised March 3, 2001
Q&A 23: Taxation of Railroad Retirement Payments
July 19, 1999
Q&A 22: Comparison Between Tier 1 & Tier 2
June 13, 1999
Q&A 21: Benefits for Wives and Husbands of Retired Rail Workers
June 10, 1999
Q&A 20: Correcting Mistakes in RRB Records
June 8, 1999
Q&A 19: Impact of a Buyout on Railroad Retirement Benefits
April 19, 1999
Q&A 18: Additional Vesting Requirement for Survivor Benefits
February 21, 1999
Q&A 17: Impact of Deferred Compensation
February 14, 1999
Q&A 16: Tier 2 Amount Like a Private Pension
February 1, 1999
Q&A 15: Early Medicare Benefits for Disabled Rail Workers
January 26, 1999
Q&A 14: Severance Pay and Railroad Retirement
January 27, 1999
Q&A 12: Tier 1 Amount Approximates Social Security Benefit
November 17, 1998
Q&A 11: No Reduction Required for Federal Civil Service Retirement
April 8, 1998
Q&A 10: Change of Address
March 1, 1998
Q&A 9: How to Find Nearest RRB Office Using the Web
December 7, 1997
Q&A 8: Participation in Railroad Retirement is Mandatory
December 5, 1997
Q&A 7: Reduction in Railroad Retirement Benefits by Amount of Social Security Benefits
December 3, 1997
Q&A 6: Financial Outlook for Railroad Retirement
December 1, 1997
Q&A 5: Nationwide Health Plan For Railroad Workers
December 1, 1997
Q&A 4: Working While Eligible for Widow's Benefits
December 1, 1997 (Revised December 6, 2000)
Q&A 3: Information For Relatives About Deceased Railroad Workers
December 1, 1997
Q&A 2: Portability of Railroad Service Credits and Estimating Future Benefits
December 1, 1997; Revised August 7, 1999
Q&A 1: What is Railroad Retirement?
December 1, 1997

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