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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Pension Benefits for Baltimore & Ohio RR Workers

(Posted July 7, 2000)

Question 55: What type of pension plan did Baltimore & Ohio RR workers have? Is there a way to trace Direct Deposit pension payments made to a widow between 1996 and 1999? Is there a local Baltimore & Ohio pension plan office we can contact?

Answer: Like all other American rail workers, those who worked for the Baltimore & Ohio RR were covered by the Railroad Retirement System, a Federal program administered by the United States Railraod Retirement Board (RRB).

The RRB is headquatered in Chicago but maintains full-time sevice at about 60 local offices throughout the country. You can find the nearest office to where you live by following the instructions in Q&A-9 of this column.

The RRB can give you information about Direct Deposit payments made to a widow if you have a good reason to get the information.

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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