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Rail Worker Entitled To Both Railroad Retirement and Social Security Benfeits
(Posted February 18, 2011)
Question 801: I have 10-1/2 years of railroad service. If I retire at 63 and begin my Railroad Retirement benefit, can I draw Social Security benefits at age 66? Will the RRB still administer my benefits and would Tier II benefits be affected?
Answer: Yes, you can receive Railroad Retirement at 63 and wait until 66 to file for Social Security. This would not affect your Tier 2.
Under current law, the Railroad Retirement Board will pay you both benefits.
The RRB also also enroll your for Medicare at 65.
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