We are writing to tell you about a change in (1) Social Security benefits. Earlier we stopped (2) benefits temporarily because (3) . However, based on information we have, we should have stopped (4) benefits permanently beginning (5) .
Why Benefits Will Stop
We recently matched computer records with the Railroad Retirement Board and learned
that (6) enough railroad earnings (120 railroad service months or 60 railroad service months
after 1995) to qualify for railroad benefits. Because of this, we can no longer use
the railroad earnings to figure Social Security benefits. Without these earnings,
(7) not insured for Social Security benefits. (8)
What You Can Do
Please let us know right away if any of this information is wrong. We cannot use this
information to change Social Security benefits until we give you time to check it.
You will also need to give us any proof you have that shows that our information is
If We Do Not Hear From You
If we do not hear from you within 30 days from the date of this letter, we will assume
the information in this letter is correct and use it to stop (9) benefits.
We will send another letter at that time. It will explain the change in benefits,
the amount of any overpayment, and how to appeal our decision.
You will have 60 days to ask for an appeal.
The 60 days will start the day after you receive the next letter.
If You Have Any Questions
3901C - Domestic
3901D - Foreign