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Filing For Benefits
(Posted April 8, 2006)
Question 575: I worked for a railroad from 1969 to 1980. Who do I contact to receive information on receiving my pension payout?
Answer: With 11 years of service, you are vested for Railroad Retirement.
The minimum age to receive regular retirement benefits is 62. If you are nearing 62, or are already past it, you should contact the district office of the US Railroad Retirement Board which serves the area you live in. They will assist you in filing an application for benefits.
To find the correct office, go to the following web site:
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