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Current Connection Requirements Not Changed by Proposed Legislation
(Posted August 27, 2001)
Question 131: I plan to file for 60/30 at age 60 in January 2002. I have a "current connection" and a letter from the Railroad Retirement Board confirming it. Does the new legislation affect my status?
Answer: If H.R. 1140 passes the Senate and is signed by President Bush later this year (as expected), you will receive a full unreduced annuity at age 60. The legislation will not change your "current connection" status.
With a "current connection," you will be eligible for a "Supplemental Annuity" and your survivors may be eligible for Railroad Retirement benefits after your death.
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