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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Earning Restrictions No Longer Apply to 70 Year Old Widow

(Posted January 25, 2011)

Question 795: I am 70 years old and currently receiving widow's benefits. Can I work part-time to supplement my benefits?

Answer: Once you have passed your full retirement age (in your case, 65 and 8 months) you are free to work and earn as much as you can without any effect on your Railroad Retirement benefits.


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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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