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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

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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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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