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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

When a Disabled Worker Recovers from Disability

(Posted October 17, 2012)

Question 916: What happens if a person on Occupational Disability medically recovers or notifies the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) he is going back to work prior to full retirement age? Does the money that was paid to him have to be paid back?

Answer: You should notify the RRB as soon as possible. They will investigate and determine the date that you recovered from Disability. Payments made up to that date are correct and would not have to be repaid.

You will need to file a new application when you decide to retire and receive a Retirement Annuity.


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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