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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

When Do People Attain Age 60?

(Posted April 20, 2013.)

Question 1001: My 60th birthday is January 1. I would like to retire as early as possible. Will I be considered 60 on December 31 or January 1?

Answer: Under Railroad Retirement, you actually attain 60 on December 31, the day before your birthday.

If you retire on December 31, your annuity will begin on January 1.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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