This publication describes the different events that can affect your annuity under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA).
Whether you are receiving your own annuity, or you receive payments on behalf of another person, it is your responsibility to be aware of these events and to notify the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) immediately when any apply to you.
Any new circumstances may cause changes in your entitlement or in the amount of your annuity. Keep this publication handy and refer to it to see if you need to report an event.
If you are not sure if your report is necessary, RRB representatives will be happy to assist you. You can also call at 1-877-772-5772.
Failure to promptly notify the RRB usually constitutes "fault" on your part that requires you to repay any resulting overpayment. This could cause your benefits to be suspended, and may result in the assessment of interest and penalties.
Even if an overpayment may not result, some of the events described in this publication must be reported to assure that the RRB provides you with timely information about your annuity and with the maximum benefits payable to you.
Other Booklets and Forms of Interest
- AB-31 - How Work Affects Your Disability Annuity
- G-77a - How Work Affects Your Railroad Retirement Benefits
- G-179 - Special Guaranty in Employee and Spouse Annuities
- RB-1 - Age and Service Employee Annuities
- RB-30 - Spouse/Divorced Spouse Annuity