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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Can I Collect a Union Pension as well as Railroad Retirement?

(Posted November 23, 2013)

Question 1074: If I have a pension with another union (vested 10 years), can I collect both that pension and Railroad Retirement?

Answer: The union pension will not affect the regular Railroad Retirement Annuity. But if that pension is paid by a rail union, it could affect a Supplemental Annuity.


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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