Some retired railroad employees may be eligible to receive a supplemental annuity of $23 through $43 from the RRB. This is in addition to your regular age and service or disability annuity.
The amount of your supplemental annuity is reduced if you receive monthly pension payments, or lump-sum pension payments, from your former railroad employer, which are based in whole or in part on contributions from that railroad employer. Your own contributions to your pension account do not cause a reduction.
To be eligible for the supplemental annuity, you must:
- be at least age 65 with at least 300 months (25 years) of railroad service, or be at least age 60 with at least 360 months (30 years) of railroad service; and,
- have at least 1 month of railroad service before October 1, 1981; and,
- have a Current Connection or Deemed Current Connection with the railroad industry (as explained below); and,
- be receiving your employee railroad retirement annuity.