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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Another 5-Year Vesting Question

(Posted April 15, 2003)

Question 245: I worked for the railroad from November 1994 through March 2000, which is more than 5 years. Do I qualify for the new 5-year vesting rule?

Answer: No, because you only have 51 months of railroad service after 1995. You need at least 60 months. The 14 months you earned between November 1994 and December 1995 do not count towards the 60-month minimum.


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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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