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Railroad Retirement Benefits

Railroad Retirement Benefits

If you have spent your entire career in the railroad industry, you are entitled to retirement benefits through the Railroad Retirement Board. You may be uncertain exactly what benefits are available to you. If you believe that the railroad is not providing all the retirement income or benefits that you are entitled to, you may be able to get answers to your questions on our Frequently Asked Questions.

At Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., in Houston, Texas, we provide legal counsel to railroad employees across the United States on FELA claims. Our attorneys have over 51 years of combined experience advising rail workers. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

Railroad Retirement Benefits

As a railroad employee, your benefits come through the Railroad Retirement Board, which accumulates retirement income for you through a payroll deduction program that includes matching funds from your employer.

Throughout your employment with the railroad, you pay into the Railroad Retirement Board system. It's important to understand, though, that you are credited by months of service. To qualify for the standard railroad employee annuity, you must have 10 years of service (or 5 years, if all the service was performed after 1995).

As a railroad worker, you have two levels of retirement benefits available to you. The first level, known as Tier I, is essentially the same as Social Security. Tier II is available only to railroad employees.

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If you have worked as a railroad employee and need legal counsel regarding your FELA claim, the attorneys at Gordon, Elias & Seely, L.L.P., can help. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation.

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