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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Finding Monthly Payment Dates

(Posted January 13, 2006)

Question 565: What web site do I go to for the direct deposit dates?

Answer: Railroad Retirement Benefits are paid on the first business day of each month. Saturday, Sunday and Federal legal holidays are not considered regular business days.

Benefits paid by Direct Deposit are required to be in the depositor's account before the financial institution opens for business on the payment date. Often, the funds are actually deposited and available before that date because of the timing of the financial institution's computer operations.

You can go to the Railroad Retirement Board's web site at:

and click on "Benefit Information." You will find a listing of the actual payment dates for the next two years.

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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