Railroad Retirement

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU April 1, 2017

    Comparison of Benefits Under Railroad Retirement and Social Security

    Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) Release: Employers and employees covered by the Railroad Retirement Act pay higher retirement taxes than those covered by the Social Security Act, so that railroad retirement benefits remain higher than social security benefits, especially for “career” employees who have 30 or more years of service. The RRB has released a questions

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU March 3, 2017

    Railroad Retirement Spouse Benefits

    In addition to the retirement annuities payable to employees, the Railroad Retirement Act, like the Social Security Act, also provides annuities for the spouses of retired employees. Payment of a spouse annuity is made directly to the wife or husband of the employee. Divorced spouses may also qualify for benefits. Click here to read the

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU March 1, 2017

    Retraction: Heritage Foundation Not Targeting Railroad Retirement for Repeal or Reining In

    RETRACTION: HERITAGE FOUNDATION NOT TARGETING RAILROAD RETIREMENT FOR REPEAL OR REINING IN On December 20, 2016, we posted on our website a statement that The Heritage Foundation (“Heritage”) included Railroad Retirement on a list of government programs that it sought to repeal or rein in. Heritage has contacted us and informed us that they are

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU February 3, 2017

    March – June 2017 Railroad Retirement Board Informational Conferences

    Each year the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) holds informational conferences throughout the country to present an overview of the benefits provided under the Railroad Retirement Act to active members, retirees, and survivors.   Informational Conferences are open to union officials only. The emphasis of these conferences is to provide an overview of the Board’s

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU January 5, 2017

    Medicare for Railroad Workers and Their Families

    The Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) released a booklet on how Medicare effects railroad workers. The booklet is issued for general information and does not cover certain limitations, exceptions and special cases. The Medicare program covers railroad workers just like workers under social security. Railroad retirement payroll taxes include a Medicare hospital insurance tax just like

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