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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Does Retirement Income Count Against Earnings Limits?

(Posted December 12, 2005)

Question 562: Does income from IRAs or other forms of retirement accounts count toward earnings limits under Railroad Retirement?

Answer: Payouts from retirement accounts or other similiar plans do not count against earnings limits under Railroad Retirement.

In general, only "active" payments from employment count for income limit purposes, not "passive" payments from retirement plans or other investments.


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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