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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Lump-Sum Death Benefit

(Posted October 30, 2013)

Question 1072: Does Railroad Retirement pay for funeral expenses?

Answer: The law was changed in 1974 to limit the Lump-Sum Death Benefit to be a $255 payment, which is payable only to the surviving spouse of the rail worker.


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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