Comparison of Benefits Under Railroad Retirement and Social Security

Employers and employees covered by the Railroad Retirement Act pay higher retirement taxes than those covered by the Social Security Act. As a result, railroad retirement benefits are higher than social security benefits, especially for “career” employees (those employees who have 30 or more years of service). The following questions and answers show the differences…

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Railroad Retirement Board Appeals Procedures

Persons claiming retirement, disability, survivor, unemployment or sickness benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) have the right to appeal unfavorable determinations on their claims. The RRB released a questions and answers that describes the appeals process for persons whose claims under the Railroad Retirement Act or Railroad Unemployment Insurance Act are denied, or who…

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How Your Retirement is Protected.

The National Association of Retired and Veteran Railway Employees has long protected the railroad pension fund from proposed presidential and congressional amendments to the Railroad Retirement Act that would raid the fund to support budget proposals. “NARVRE is the only federally chartered railroad retire association having for its sole purpose the protection, promotion and preservation…

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