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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Property Rental Income To Disabled Workers

(Posted November 30, 2003)

Question 343: I am totally disabled and receiving an RRB disability anuity. I am thinking of renting out my house and moving into a small apartment, because my house is to hard for me to take care of. Will the rent I receive from renting out my house count against my RRB disability annuity? Would it be considered "earnings" by the RRB?

Answer: No, only earnings from employment and self-employment work activities are considered by the RRB in determining any benefit deductions for disabled workers.

But your rental income might be subject to Federal and state income taxes, and might be used by other Federal and state programs in detemining your eligibility for benefits.

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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