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Impact of Worker's Bankruptcy
(Posted March 6, 2003)
Question 225: To what extent, if any, are Railroad Retirement benefits protected from creditors? Also, are Railroad Retirement benefits included in a worker's bankruptcy estate?
Answer: Your questions are of a legal nature and are well beyond the scope of either my expertise or the intent of this column.
If you are an attorney or an accountant, I suggest that you consult with the Bureau of Law at the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago, IL 60611.
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