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What Happens When a Disabled Beneficiary Reaches 60/30 Eligibility?
(Posted January 6, 2010)
Question 741: I am 64 and diabled from the railroad. I have over 30 years of service. Do I automatically go on 60/30 or do I go on it at 66 years of age?
Also, should I keep paying union dues this year (they raised it from $24 to $60 this year)?
Answer: Your Railroad Retirement Disability Annuity automatically converts to a 60/30 annuity at age 60. There is no change in your monthly rate.
I cannot comment on your specific situation with union dues. Many unions have lower monthly dues for disabled or retired members.
You should ask you local leadership if you are paying the correct rate.
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