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  • Railroad Retirement October 29, 2008

    Railroad Retirement Benefit Increases Announced for 2009

    Most railroad retirement annuities, like social security benefits, are scheduled to increase in January 2009 on the basis of the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) during the 12 months preceding October 2008.  Click here for more.   Posted October 29, 2008

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  • Railroad Retirement September 15, 2008

    September 2008

    Applying for a Railroad Retirement Annuity–Railroad employees who are planning to retire should be aware of what steps to take and what documents are required when applying for an annuity from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB). Being prepared can prevent needless delays and ensure that payments from the RRB begin as soon as possible after

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  • Railroad Retirement June 6, 2008

    New Benefit Year for RR Unemployment and Sickness Benefits Starts July 1, 2008

    A new benefit year under the Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act begins July 1, 2008.  Administered by the Railroad Retirement Board, this Act provides two kinds of benefits for qualified railroaders: unemployment benefits for those who become unemployed but are ready, willing and able to work; and sickness benefits for those who are unable to work

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  • Railroad Retirement May 15, 2008

    RRB Issuing Statements of Service in June 2008

    Each year, the RRB prepares a “Certificate of Service Months and Compensation” (Form BA-6) for every railroad employee who received creditable railroad compensation in the previous calendar year.  The forms will be mailed to employees by the RRB during the first half of June.  Find out more.

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  • Railroad Retirement February 29, 2008

    March 2008

    Comparing Railroad Retirement Benefits with Social Security 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.  Click here  for answers to questions about the differences in rail retirement and

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