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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Widow Is 63 and Still Working

(Posted April 12, 2014)

Question 1122: My husband passed away recently. He was on Railroad Retirement. I am still working. My age is 63. Do I get my Widow's Annuity now?

Answer: You are either eligible for a Widow's Annuity from Railroad Retirement or for a Widow's Insurance Benefit from Social Security.

You should ask the Railroad Retirement Board which benefit you are entitled to as a Widow.

Also tell them how much you are earning so they can project how much you will receive. Their toll-free number is: (877) 772-5772.


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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