Category Archives: Railroad Retirement

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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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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December 2007

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.  Read more.