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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Whether Railroad Credits Are Included in Social Security Data For Nonvested Workers

(Posted February 12, 2004)

Question 379: I'm not vested for Railroad Retirement. Can I check online to see if my railroad credits have been added to my Social Security record?

Answer: According to the SSA web site at, railroad service credits since 1973 are included in a nonvested worker's online information. Railroad credits before 1973 are not shown but online benefit estimates do include them.

You can also contact SSA using their toll-free number at
(800) 772-1213 in order to confirm that your railroad credits are being considered by SSA.

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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