October 1, 2014

Receiving disability payments?

Members who received disability-claim payments from Anthem or Lincoln in 2010 will be receiving IRS W-2 forms from those insurers. This does not mean that the benefits are taxable. It is merely a reporting requirement of the IRS. The payments will be listed in Box 12 with a “J” and the amount received. This notifies [...]

RRB explains disability application process

Railroad workers should be aware that in addition to retirement annuities based on age and service, the Railroad Retirement Act also provides disability annuities for workers who become totally or occupationally disabled. Medicare coverage before age 65 is also available for totally disabled employees and those suffering from chronic kidney disease, according to the Railroad [...]