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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Benefits for Children of Deceased Rail Workers

(Posted November 4, 2014)

Question 1213: I have young kids. Their father was a deceased RR worker. Can I also receive benefits from Railroad Retirement?

Answer: If Railroad Retirement is responsible for paying Survivor benefits, minor and disabled adult children can receive Survivor Annuities from Railroad Retirement.

Young widows also can receive benefits if they are caring for the children.


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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