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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

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.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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