TN 6 (05-02)

RS 01601.160 Qualified Railroad Retirement Beneficiary - Medicare Entitlement

A. POLICY - QUALIFIED RAILROAD RETIREMENT BENEFICIARY

Medicare covers RR beneficiaries who are age 65 or entitled to a disability for 24 consecutive months. A Qualified Railroad Retirement Beneficiary (QRRB) is an individual whose HI-SMI coverage is under the jurisdiction of RRB but the Medicare records are maintained by CMS (see HI 00801.011). The individual may be entitled to SS benefits.

B. POLICY - QUALIFIED RAILROAD RETIREMENT BENEFICIARY EFFECTIVE JANUARY 01, 2002

Based on the Railroad and Survivors' Improvement Act of 2001, effective 01/01/2002 if the employee has less than 10 years of RR service but with at least 5 years of RR service after December 31, 1995, RRB will have jurisdiction of Medicare for employees, their spouses and survivors. (See HI 00801.001 ff.)


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RS 01601.160 - Qualified Railroad Retirement Beneficiary - Medicare Entitlement - 05/08/2002
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:05/08/2002