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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Restricting 2005 Earnings After Retirement

(Posted January 27, 2005)

Question 538: I recently retired under 60/30 and plan to work in 2005. Is it permissible to earn $12,000 over 6 months but not work for the remainder of year, without incuring a penalty on my Tier 1 benefit?

Answer: Yes, if you restrict your earnings to $12,000 or less in 2005, you will not lose any of your Tier 1 benefit.


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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