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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

BA-6 Entries

(Posted February 12, 2007)

Question 619: Each year I receive a BA-6 form from the Railroad Retirement Board showing my railroad earnings & service months for the year. I usually earn above the annual maximum. Do the entries on the BA-6 form included compensation above the yearly maximums?

Answer: The compensation totals shown on the BA-6 only include compensation earned up to the maximum creditable for that year. The amount of compensation used to compute Railroad Retirement benefits is also limited by the same maximums.


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