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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Rail Worker With More Than 30 Years Will Receive an Annuity at 60 Even If Fired

(Posted October 5, 2014)

Question 1180: I'm 55 and have more than 30 years of service. Will I receive a rail pension at 60 even if I'm fired?

Answer: Yes, you will receive an Annuity at 60.

One note of caution: if you leave the rail industry before age 60 and you have substantial earnings from non-rail work, you may lose your Current Connection.


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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