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(Source: Railroad Retirement Board press release, January 3, 2024)

Railroad retirement annuitants are responsible for notifying the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) of certain events and activities that can affect the payment of their annuities. If not reported to an RRB field office, these events and activities can cause overpayments that have to be repaid, sometimes with interest and penalties. Annuitants should also know that withholding information to receive or continue receiving an annuity or knowingly making a false or fraudulent statement is a crime under federal law which may be punishable by fines, imprisonment, or both. The RRB has prepared a thorough list of questions and answers regarding the events and activities that can affect payment of railroad retirement annuities. The Q&A also describes how these events and activities can affect annuities and explains how to prevent annuity overpayments under these circumstances.

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