Railroad Retirement

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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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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU December 20, 2016

    Heritage Foundation Takes Aim at Railroad Retirement

    On Christmas Eve the Heritage Foundation, a Washington conservative republican think tank, sent out a flyer to its supporters soliciting donations for the work ahead. Among the usual suspects, a new target has been added, Railroad Retirement. See below: “Next year will be really exciting” “I surly hope all of us have the same amount

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU November 6, 2016

    RRB Appeals Procedures

    Persons claiming retirement, disability, survivor, unemployment or sickness benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) have the right to appeal unfavorable determinations on their claims. The RRB released a questions and answers that describes the appeals process for persons whose claims under the Railroad Retirement Act or Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act are denied, or who

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU October 21, 2016

    Retiree Earnings Limits to Rise in 2017

    In a recent release from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB): Railroad retirement annuitants subject to earnings restrictions can earn more in 2017 without having their benefits reduced as a result of increases in earnings limits indexed to average national wage increases. Like social security benefits, some railroad retirement benefit payments are subject to deductions if

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU October 15, 2016

    Credit for Military Service under the Railroad Retirement Act

    Many railroad employees have at some time served in the Armed Forces of the United States. Under certain conditions, their military service may be credited as rail service under the Railroad Retirement Act. Click here to read the questions and answers with information on how military service may be credited towards railroad retirement benefits.

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