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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Multiple Retirement Payments

(Posted May 7, 2007)

Question 624: Are Amtrak's Retirement Income Plan and Railroad Retirement paid seperately? When I retire, will I be able to get one check from Amtrak, a second check from Railroad Retirement and a third one from Social Security ?

Answer: Payments from Amtrak's Retirement Income Plan are separate from any Railroad Retirement or Social Security you are entitled to receive. Usually, Railroad Retirement & Social Security are combined into one monthly payment made by the Railroad Retirement Board.


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