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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Buying Pension Credit for Railroad Work

(Posted August 22, 2001)

Question 127: I have 10 years of rail credits as of June 1980. I currently work for Jefferson County Kentucky. Am I able to buy credit for my rail work to increase my county pension?

Answer: Buying credits for your rail work is not a Railroad Retirement issue. It depends on your pension plan's rules. You should ask the administrator of your county pension plan if it is possible and how to proceed.


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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