Some types of non-railroad employment are not counted as LPE. These types of work do not affect payment of your Tier 2 component or supplemental annuity. These exceptions are:
- Military service;
- Jury duty;
- Mail handling by contract with the U.S. Postal Service;
- Volunteer work;
- Work for which you only receive payment of expenses;
- Work as member (owner) of a Limited Liability Corporation (LLC); or,
Note 1: If you claim an LPE exception as a member of a LLC, you must submit proof, including your statement, the name of any license, and copies of articles of organization, operating agreement, and contracts with various clients.
Note 2: Work as an LLC employee, hired by the members who own an LLC, is counted as LPE.
Note 3: If you begin self-employment that has any connection with railroad employment or your LPE (such as consultant work), report this to the nearest RRB office. We may ask you to complete Form AA-4, Self-Employment and Substantial Service Questionnaire, which will help the RRB determine whether to consider your work self-employment or a continuation of railroad service or LPE.