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Widow Under Age 60
(Posted October 22, 2014)
Question 1199: My husband passed a year ago. He had worked for 41 years on the railroad. I was told that I do not qualify for any Railroad Retirement benefit until I'm age 60. Is that correct?
Answer: You cannot receive a Widow's Annuity until you are age 60, unless you are disabled from any type of employment in which case you can receive a Disabled Widow's Annuity at age 50.
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