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Disabled Rail Worker Returns To Rail Service
(Posted July 18, 2011)
Question 828: Can a person return to the railroad from an occupational disability?
Answer: Since most disabled rail workers retain their job rights until they reach their full retirement age, there are no legal impediments to returning to rail service.
You probably must pass a physical with the railroad first. You will need to notify the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) immediately so they can stop your annuity timely and avoid making an overpayment. The toll-free number for the RRB is: (877) 772-5772.
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