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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Working for the Old New York Central Railroad

(Posted October 11, 2000)

Question 65: Would a person who worked for the New York Central in the early 1940's have been covered by a pension plan?

Answer: A person who worked for the old New York Central in the 1940's could have been covered by two different pension plans. Like all employees of railroads in the United States, the worker would have been covered by the Railroad Retirement System, a Federal program. The worker also might have been simultanously earning credits under the New York Central's company pension plan.


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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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