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RRB announces fall/winter 2019 Pre-Retirement Seminars

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, August 15 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced is schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for September-December 2019.  Designed for union officers and railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, Pre-Retirement Seminars will familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them, and also guide them through the application…

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RRB issues statements of service (Form BA-6)

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, May 28, 2019)  CHICAGO — Each year, the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) prepares a Certificate of Service Months and Compensation (Form BA-6) for every railroad employee with creditable railroad compensation in the previous calendar year. The RRB will mail the forms to employees during the first half of June. While every…

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When Military Service is Creditable G-177B

(Source: RRB.gov) G-177B (04-08) g177b.pdf  (83.18 KB) Certain military service (M/S) may be used in the same way as railroad service months to provide eligibility for, or to increase the amount of benefits payable to railroad employees and their survivors. Credit is given only for active duty service in the Armed Forces of the United States. For M/S to…

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Q&A: Comparison of Benefits Under Railroad Retirement and Social Security

(Source: RRB.gov news release April 2019) Download the News Release here:QA1904 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 following…

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RRB announces spring 2019 Pre-Retirement Seminars

INDEPENDENCE, Ohio, February 14 — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) has announced its schedule of Pre-Retirement Seminars for the spring of 2019.  Designed for railroad employees and spouses planning to retire within five years, Pre-Retirement Seminars will familiarize attendees with the retirement benefits available to them, and also guide them through the application process.…

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