Railroad Retirement & Social Security

Will My Sister Be Able To Collect Social Security At Age 62 If She's Getting A Railroad Spouse Pension?

Sister is a registered nurse and paid into Social Security for over 30 years. At age 60 she started receiving a railroad retirement from her husband that retired from the railroad. Will she be able to collect social security at age 62 which will be Jan 2020 since she has well over the 40 quarters to make her eligible for social security and medicare and the railroad retirement?

Hi,

Can I Collect Reduced Social Security At Age 62 And Then Switch To Full Tier I & II Railroad Retirement Benefits At FRA?

Larry,
I am retired and will turn 62 in Dec. I have 12.5 years of credited service in Railroad Retirement and over 28 years of service in Social Security, thus I am vested in both programs. Am I able to collect from SS at 62 (at the reduced rate) and then switch to RR at the full rate for Tier I & II when I reach the full retirement age (66 & 8 mos)?

Thank you,

Brian

Hi Brian,

Is It Possible To Have Social Security Transfer My Earnings To Railroad Retirement?

Hi Larry,

I have worked most of my carreer in Social Security paying jobs. However I have started working as an engineer for a shortline and plan on putting atleast 10 years of service (if I can.) When I retire, what happens with my Teir 1 contributions? Is it possible to have SSI transfer my earnings from SSI into RR? I have heard that I can choose which system will provide the better payout but I wanted to be sure. If SSI happens to payout better, what happens to my Teir 2 contributions? Thanks for your information. -- Bill

Hi Bill,

Where Does The Social Security I Paid Into Go?

Currently on occupational disability from railroad. Also receiving Ohio police and fire pension. Where does the social security paid into from previous jobs go? Railroad states that social security is figured into my disability payments however, I have never been provided with proof. I still receive statements from social security indicating amount earned.
Thank you

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Is It True That I Can't Collect Both Social Security And Railroad Retirement At Any Age?

I AM PRESNENTLY 62 YRS OLD AND COLLECTING RR RETIREMENT DISABILITY BENEFITS. MY EMPLOYMENT WAS WITH THE RAILROAD FOR THE MOST PART BUT DID ALSO WORK ELSEWHERE AND PAYING INTO SS. WHAT HAPPENS WITH MY SOC. SER. BENIFITS I PAID AS IM TOLD THAT I CANOT COLLECT BOTH THEREBY INCREASING MY BENIFIT AMOUNT NO MATTER WHAT AGE I AM.

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What Happens To The Money I Paid Into Social Security Prior To Working For The Railroad?

What happens to the money I paid into Social Security prior to working for the Railroad? Are those contributions separate from my contributions to Railroad Retirement? Or will all be combined? By the way I worked for the Railroad for 17 years and am currently 54 years of age.

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Will My Social Security Be Reduced Because I Started Drawing Railroad Spousal Benefits At Age 60?

I am presently married to a railroad retiree and am collecting the railroad spousal benefit. I am 69 and have been collecting the spousal benefit since I was 60. My husband and I have been married 10.5 years. I am contemplating a divorce and I need to know how the divorce will affect my social security. I will be losing the railroad spousal benefit, and thus dependent upon my own social security as my main source of income.

Will Social Security Automatically Certify My Payments To The Railroad Retirement Board?

Will Social Security automatically certify my payments to the Railroad Retirement Board when I apply? I am the spouse of a retired railroad employee and currently draw Tier 1 and Tier 2 benefits from the RRB. I understand that I can apply at some point for my own Social Security which will be higher than the Tier 1 benefits. When I recently talked to a Social Security employee by phone, she did not know anything about this process and told me my benefit payment would come directly from SS. She was not familiar with certification to the RRB.

Can I Collect My Monthly SS Payment And My Tier 2 RR Payment?

I have worked the last 26 years paying into SS but early in my career I worked 22 years under RR retirement. If I retire at 70 (in a few months) my SS monthly payment will be higher than my Tier 1 RR by $440 a month. (I am currently collecting my RR retirement and half my Tier 2 payment). My question, since my SS monthly payment will be higher will I be able to collect my monthly SS payment and my Tier 2 RR retirement payment? Thank You

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