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Former Rail Worker Needs Help
(Posted September 20, 2009)
Question 726: I worked for Southern Pacific and left in 1979. Will I receive retirement benefits and where will I apply?
Answer: Your question doesn't contain enough information (like how long you worked for the railroad & how old you are) to give you an answer.
You need to have at least 10 years of rail credits and be at least 62 to receive a retirement benefit from Railroad Retirement.
If you need more information call the Railroad Retirement Board on their toll-free number, (877) 772-5772.
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