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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Security of the Railroad Retirement Trust Funds

(Posted October 28, 2006)

Question 608: Did President Clinton want to use the Railroad Retirement trust funds to help pay for Social Security benefits?

Answer: No President has ever advocated using Railroad Retirement funds to shore up Social Security. The trust funds were established when President Roosevelt was in office. Each succeeding President and Congress have taken actions to protect and improve the management and income of the trust funds.


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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