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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

December 2011 Cost-of-Living Increase

(Posted October 20, 2011)

Question 838: Social Security payments are being increased by 3.6% in December. What about Railroad Retirement?

Answer: Like Social Security, Tier 1 of Railroad Retirement benefits will increase by 3.6% effective December 1, 2011 (payable in
January 2012).

The increase in Tier 2 will be 1.2%.


Important notice:

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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