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Does Railroad Retirement Pay Any Benefits for Minor Children of Disability Annuitants?
(Posted November 4, 2014)
Question 1212: I have a 13 year old dependent. If I retire on Occupational Disability, does my child receive an amount, and what is amount? Also, I am married.
Answer: Unlike Social Security, Railroad Retirement does not pay direct benefits to family members of disability annuitants.
Instead, the rail worker's annuity can be increased under the Special Guaranty Formula if the disability condition meets the disability criteria in the Social Security Act.
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