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Benefits for Spouse Following Death of Retired Rail Worker
(Posted August 8, 2013)
Question 1040: My husband started collecting benefits in 2001 when he retired. My benefits under his plan began when I was 60 and increased when I retired a year later. If my husband dies before I do, how will his death affect the amount I recieve?
Answer: As a Widow, you will receive approximately what your husband now receives. Compared to your current Spouse benefit, your benefit will be about twice what you now receive.
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