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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Working for Same Employer After Spouse Annuity Awarded

(Posted October 9, 2014)

Question 1188: Can my wife return to work for the same employer on a part-time basis without any penalty?

Answer: There is a special work deduction for this situation. She will lose $1 of her annuity for each $2 of earnings from that employer. Unlike regular work deductions, there is no exempt amount, and deductions continue even after she reaches her full retirement age.


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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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