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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Railroad Retirement Marks 80th Anniversary

(Posted August 29, 2015)

Question 1239: What's special about August 29, 2015?

Answer:

On August 29, 1935, President Roosevelt signed the 1935 Railroad Retirement Act. Since then, the Railroad Retirement Board has paid more than $310 billion in benefits to over six million people. The RRB now pays more than $12 billion in benefits annually to about 500,000 beneficiaries.


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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