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Divorced Widow Inquires About Benefits
(Posted April 23, 2014)
Question 1128: I was married for 11 years to a railroad employee. He died while receiving retirement benefits. I was divorced from him at the time of his death. Am I entitled to benefits and what should I do?
Answer: If you are not married,you could be eligible for a Divorced Widow's Benefit at 62 from either Railroad Retirement or Social Security.
You should contact the Railroad Retirement Board to find out which agency is responsible for paying survivor benefits. Their toll-free number is (877) 772-5772.
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