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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Bonus Payment to Disability Annuitant

(Posted June 10, 2009)

Question 710: My husband has been on medical disability for several months. He will not be returning to work. His railroad is paying a bonus that only covers a time period during which he was still employed earlier last year (before the workers unionized). He might not be qualified to receive it, but if he should, is this something that would affect his disability payment? Does it make a difference that it was based on a previous work period and he's done no current work to earn it?

Answer: If your husband does receive a bonus payment, it should not affect his disability annuity.

But you should notify the Railroad Retirement Board as soon as it is received, and ask them what affect it has on his annuity.


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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