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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Retired Rail Worker May Be Able to Receive State Unemployment Benefits

(Posted May 8, 2013)

Question 1005: I retired in 2007 after 39 years of rail service. I then got a job and have worked the last 6 years. If I get laid off, can I draw unemployment benefits?

Answer: Yes, you should be able to draw unemployment benefits from your State.

There may be a reduction because you are receiving Railroad Retirement. Check with your State unemployment office.


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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