Article 8 of 9318 articles posted under "Asleep At The Wheel"


Employed as: Locomotive Engineer, for 20-30 years
Posted: 10 February 2021

if you lose your "Current Connection" by leaving the railroad and
working with a nonrailroad employer then you will lose the Survivor
Annuity. Please don't confuse this with your regular Railroad
Retirement Annuity and Spousal Annuity. Those can never be taken away
once  vested

Tier 1  is basically social security but pays at a higher rate because
you dipshits paid in at a higher rate

Tier 2 is not only 'spouse's" it's basically your pension

Employee draws both tier I and tier II once retired  spouse draws a
percentage  of tier 1 and 2 just like a spouse would draw from social

you dipsticks are welcome

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