Question 1200: What does 60/30 mean?
Answer: 60/30 is "shorthand" to describe a rail worker who is at least 60 and has at least 30 years of rail service. It is the age and service required for rail workers and their spouse to receive full benefits from Railroad Retirement with no reduction for age.
This is the 1200th Question & Answer posted since I began this column in December 1997. I want to thank the loyal readers who have continued to pose questions about the most complicated public or private retirement system.
I also want to thank the current & past staff of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board for their assistance.
Last but not least, I want to thank Dave Baker, the Editor of BenefitsLink.com, and his staff, for making this column possible.
Robert S. Kaufman