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Railroad Retirement Benefits

Can I Receive A Railroad Spouse's Benefit Now?

My husband is drawing railroad retirement. I am 62 and will receive Teacher retirement at 65 or later. Can i review a spouse Railroad check now and not interfere with my TRS check when i decide to retire?

Hi,

My expertise is limited to Social Security benefits, so I'm unable to answer your question. You'll probably want to check with a representative of the Railroad Retirement Board (https://www.rrb.gov/ContactUs).

Best, Jerry

Posted: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019 - 16:23

Do You Know Of Anyone I Could Talk To About My Problems With Railroad Retirement?

I was a railroad engr. for 30 years and paid into railroad retirement, I retired dec. 20, so far the retirement board has not given me any retirement, they have missed 2 payments and say they are working on it. I would like to talk to someone about my problem, do you have any ideas who I would talk to?

Hi,

Posted: 
Saturday, February 16, 2019 - 09:30

Why Would Someone Pass Such Legislation?

Hi, I am a retired Railroader with over 32 years of service, during my tenure there was times of furloughs and I would find work to bridge the gab, I have always held a part time job at the time of my retirement I kept on working and was asked to go full time which I did, now I find out that there is a clause called pre retirement non railroad employment and that deductions are taken regardless of age in other words as long as I stay where I'm at these deductions are for life. Who and why would someone pass such legislation? what difference does it matter where I'm employed?

Posted: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 07:32
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