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(Posted July 7, 2002)
Question 183: I've taken the new 60/30 benefit, but I have continued to work for my last nonrailroad employer and I've taken a substantial reduction in my benefits as a result. I have a "deemed current connection." Shouldn't I be receiving a Supplemental Annuity as well from Railroad Retirement?
Answer: You should be receiving a Supplemental Annuity, reduced from $43 to $21.50 because of your post retirement work, unless you are also receiving a higher supplemental private pension from a railroad.
If you are not receiving a pension, you should ask the Railroad Retirement Board to review you claim to see why they haven't paid you a Supplemental Annuity. Perhaps they didn't realize that you meet the current connection requirement.
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