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Additional Questions Following Q&A 1155
(Posted July 13, 2014)
Question 1156: Thank you for answering my Question #1155. I have follow-up questions. Will they deduct my daughter's Social Security benefit and SSI benefit, or just her Social Security benefit? Would it be taken from my Tier 1 or Tier 2 or both in order to determine my Special Guaranty? Also, when I die, will my daughter be eligible for a Railroad Retirement benefit, or would she stay on Social Security?
Answer: Only the Disabled Child benefit under your deceased wife's Social Security benefit will be used in calculating the reduction. The Special Guaranty Rate essentially rides above Tier 1 and Tier 2.
At your death, your daughter will be eligible for a Disabled Child Annuity from Railroad Retirement. Her Social Security benefit will continue, but her Tier 1 will be reduced by the amount of her Social Security benefit.
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