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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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President appoints three to Railroad Retirement Board

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, February 7, 2019) CHICAGO — President Donald J. Trump has appointed Erhard R. Chorlé to be the Chairman of the U.S. Railroad Retirement Board, Johnathan D. Bragg to be the Labor Member, and Thomas R. Jayne to be the Carrier Member. Their appointments to the three-member Board were confirmed…

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Q&A: RRB reports performance under customer service plan

(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, January 29, 2019)  CHICAGO — The U.S. Railroad Retirement Board’s Customer Service Plan promotes the principles and objectives of customer-driven quality service agency-wide. The RRB’s plan lays out the standards and expresses the time frames in terms of when the agency is required to make its decision to pay or…

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