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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

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:

http://rrb.gov/default.asp


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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