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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Combining Service for More Than One Railroad

(Posted March 9, 2004)

Question 405: My husband worked for the old Chicago & Northwestern railroad. He continued to work for them even after Union Pacific took it over. Can he combine the years with both railroads to meet the 30 years of service requirement?

Answer: Yes, all railroad work in the United States counts, except for the Alaska Railroad.


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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