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Disabled Child of Rail Worker
(Posted June 10,. 2013)
Question 1016: I am an active railroad worker with a child who has been disabled since birth. Can the child receive disability benefits from the Railroad Retirement Board?
Answer: There are no benefits from Railroad Retirement until you retire. Your retirement annuity could be increased under the Special Guaranty provision by including your child in the computation. There could be direct benefits paid to the child upon your death.
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