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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Work Restrictions After 65

(Posted November 20, 2003)

Question 336: I am 73 years old and receiving retirement benefits. How much can I earn during a year before affecting my benefits?

Answer: Very good news as far as your Tier 1 is concerned. There is no limit of what you can earn once you are 65.

There are two special work restrictions that continue apply regardless of your age. Your entire benefit would not be payable any month you return to work for a railroad. Your Tier 2 and Supplemental Annuity would be reduced if you again worked for the last nonrailroad employer that you worked for before you retired.


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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