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Other Pension Issues (2)+

  • Income Support: Pensions

    Pensions are retirement programs established and maintained by employers. Money in most pension programs is put in by employees and employers, although there are some plans that are funded only by employees. Pensions are payable upon retirement either after a certain number of years of employment or at a certain age of the former employee. The Employment Retirement Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) is a federal law which provides pension plan protection to some workers who are employed by companies in the private work force. Read More

  • Railroad Retirement Insurance System

    The Railroad Retirement Insurance system provides retirement, disability and survivors benefits under rules approximately the same as for Social Security. There is also a supplemental retirement annuity and, for some people, the possibility of collecting both Railroad Retirement and Social Security benefits. Read More

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  • Ending a Job

    This document discusses the following questions: What happens if you are fired or laid off from your job or if you quit? What happens if you become ill or are injured and cannot work? What is sick leave and how is it covered? What happens when you retire? What is a pension? What is Social Security? The document is an excerpt from An Introduction to Law in Georgia, Fourth Edition, published by the Carl Vinson Institute of Government, 1998 (updated 2004). Read More

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