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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU June 10, 2017

    RRB Releases Redesigned Website

    In their continuing effort to expand the resources available, on June 10 the 
U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) launched a redesigned, more easily navigated website. While website visitors will experience more streamlined access to essential information, all relevant content and functionality will remain the same.  Members may view the updated website features at www.rrb.gov.  The

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  • Railroad Retirement , TCU May 12, 2017

    Railroad Retirement Survivor Benefits

    Monthly benefits may be payable under the Railroad Retirement Act to the surviving widow(er), children, and certain other dependents of a railroad employee if the employee was “insured” under that Act at the time of death. Lump-sum death benefits may also be payable to qualified survivors in some cases. Click here to view the questions

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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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