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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Termination By Railroad Will Not Affect Receiving Railroad Retirement

(Posted September 13, 2006)

Question 592: If I am fired do I lose my Railroad Retirement benefits?

Answer: It will not affect your Railroad Retirement. Your benefits are "earned benefits" that cannot be taken away if your employment is terminated by a railroad.


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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