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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Benefits for Minor Children of Disabled Rail Worker

(Posted October 6, 2014)

Question 1184: I just was awarded a Total & Permanent Disability by the Railroad Retirement Board. Does my minor child receive any benefits?

Answer: Railroad Retirement does not provide direct benefits for minor children. Instead, if you are found to be disabled under the Social Security criteria, your disability annuity could be increased under the Special Guaranty provision to include a monthly benefit for your child.


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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