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Vested Workers Will Receive Benefits At Retirement
(Posted February 24, 2007)
Question 620: I worked for the railroad from 1977 to 1997. Will I be able to receive retirement benefits?
Answer: Rail workers were vested in Railroad Retirement with 10 or more years of rail service at the time you worked for a railroad. (The requirement has since been reduced to five years.)
You will be entitled to monthly retirement benefits as early as 62. Railroad Retirement provides disability benefits for workers who become unable to work before reaching their full retirement age.
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