Railroad Retirement & Social Security

Should My Railroad And Social Security Benefits Not Affect Each Other Since I Earned My Social Security Credits After Retiring From The Railroad?

I retired from the railroad after 30 years of service in March 1 ,2000,In 2004 thru 2017 I earned 40 quarters in social security,My question is my railroad retirement pension should not affect any of my social security pension or vice versa since the 40 quarters was earned AFTER railroad retirement ? THANKS

Hi,

Can My Husband Apply For Social Security Spousal Benefits And Continue To Collect His Railroad Retirement Benefits?

I reached full retirement age in Sept. I believe my Social Security retirement will be higher than the spousal Rail Road retirement I am getting from my Husband at this time. I understand I will continue to receive on Tier even if I get Social Security. Can my Husband apply for spousal benefits thru my social security account and continue to collect his Railroad Retirement benefits? Does his Railroad retirement reduce his social security spousal benefits? we are both over 66.

Hi,

Can I Collect My Social Security And Still Get My Check From The Railroad?

My husband worked for the railroad for over 40 years. He passed away in 2008. I get a check once a month. I have worked for over 50 years that paid into Social Security and I am now retired and wondered if I can collect my Social Security and still get the check from the railroad? Thank you!

Hi,

I'm sorry for your loss.

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

Hi,

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.

Hi,