Benefits are not payable to you in the full amount if you are also receiving:
- social security benefits,
- a pension, annuity, or other retirement pay under a Federal, State, or local law (such as a railroad retirement annuity, military retirement pay, a policeman's or fireman's pension, etc.),
- certain workers' compensation payments, or
- any other social insurance payment under any law.
If you meet the other eligibility requirements, you may receive benefits only in the amount by which your sickness benefits exceed the other payments.
Be sure to report all such other payments on each claim you file. If you do not, you may later be required to refund benefits. If the other payments are awarded after you claim sickness benefits, but cover some or all of the same days, contact the RRB immediately about repayment of the benefits you received.
If you are awarded an annuity under the Railroad Retirement Act that is for days you were already paid sickness benefits, you will have to refund some or all of your benefits. Generally, the amount you must repay is withheld from your accrued annuity. Your annuity award letter or notice of annuity adjustment will show the amount of any sickness benefits withheld. Verify the amount by comparing it to the amount of sickness benefits you received for the same period. Contact your local RRB office immediately if you believe the amount withheld is incorrect. You will be required to refund benefits to the RRB if the full amount was not withheld from your accrued annuity.