Railroad Retirement Earning Limits and Benefits will Increase in 2012

Most railroad retirement annuities are scheduled to increase in January 2012 on the basis of the rise in the Consumer Price Index (CPI) from the third quarter of 2008.

Railroad retirement annuitants subject to earnings restrictions can earn more in 2012 without having their benefits reduced, as a result of increases in earnings limits indexed to average national wage increases.

Click here to view the benefit increase release from the RRB.

Click here to view the new 2012 earnings restriction info from the RRB.