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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

When "Public Pension" Reduction Does Not Apply

(Posted August 1, 2001)

Question 122: I'm a rail worker and my wife is a school teacher. She is covered by the Maryland teachers pension plan and also by Social Security. Will the "public pension" offset(described in Q&A 73 of this column) apply to her retirement benefit?

Answer: No, she is granted an exception as long as her teaching position is covered under Social Security on the day she retires.


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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