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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Spouse's Earning Restrictions

(Posted May 24, 2014)

Question 1132: How much money can a spouse make before it affects his or her retirement?

Answer: A Spouse has the same earnings restrictions as retired a rail worker or a person who receives Social Security. For 2014, the limit is $15,480.

The limit is adjusted each year. It no longer applies when the person reaches his or her full retirement age.


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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