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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Death Notification

(Posted November 12, 2014)

Question 1219: My mother has died. She was receiving a widow's benefit from the Railroad Retirement Board. The Social Security Administration has been notified. Do I need to notify the Railroad Retirement Board as well?

Answer: Yes,you should notify the Railroad Retirement Board to ensure her payments are stopped timely. Their toll-free number is: (877) 772-5772.


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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