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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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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU September 22, 2016

    Reporting Events That Can Affect Railroad Retirement Benefits

    Rights to benefits under the Railroad Retirement Act also carry responsibilities for reporting events that may affect the payment of these benefits to the employee or to members of the employee’s family. If these events are not reported, benefit over-payments can occur that have to be repaid, sometimes with interest and penalties. Events that can

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU September 22, 2016

    Railroad Unemployment and Sickness Benefits Will Slightly Decrease Under Adjusted Sequestration Rate

    Beginning October 1, 2016, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) will reduce railroad unemployment and sickness insurance benefits by 6.9 percent, up from the current 6.8 percent reduction, as required by law. The adjusted reduction amount is based on revised projections of benefit claims and payments under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act. It will remain

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