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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Am I Due Anything With Only One Year of Rail Work?

(Posted February 5, 2000)

Question 39: I paid into the Railroad Retirement Fund for approximently one year back in 1942. I've been receiving Social Security for nine years. Am I entitled to anything from Railraod Retirement?

Answer: The short answer is "no" because you have less than 10 years of Rail sevice, so you are not "vested" under Railroad Retirement.

See Q&A 33 of this column for more discussion of this situation.


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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