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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

An Annuity Cannot Be Passed On to Other Family Members Following a Widow's Death

(Posted September 14, 2014)

Question 1175: If a surviving spouse dies, can benefits be passed on to another family member?

Answer: Survivor Annuities are not transferable following the death of a survivor.


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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