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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Can a Rail Worker Receive Retirement Benefits At 58?

(Posted September 19, 2010)

Question 771: Can I receive Railroad retirement and Social Security benefits when I'm 58?

Answer: Unless you are disabled, the earliest that you can receive Railroad Retirement is 60, if you have 30 or more years of rail service.

Otherwise the earliest age for both Railroad Retirement and Social Security is 62.


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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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