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No Reduction Required for Federal Civil Service Retirement
(Posted April 8, 1998)
Question 11: I am "vested" for both Railroad Retirement and Federal Civil Service Retirement Benefits. Can I receive both or will Railroad Retirement be reduced? Seth E. Alexandra, VA
Answer: If both benefits are based on your own earings,there will be no reduction in either benefit. You will receive the full amount of both. The only coordination will be in the collection of Medicare Premiums when you become 65. Your monthly Premium for Part B will be collected by the Raiload Retirement Board. If your Railroad Retirement is based on someone elses earnings, there would be a redcuction in those benefits under the "Public Pension Offset" provision. Robert S. Kaufman
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