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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Online Death Information For Deceased Rail Workers

(Posted April 3, 2003)

Question 234: I can look up people I knew who have died on the SSA Online Death Records site. My late father was a rail worker. Neither he nor other coworkers from Washington state are listed on that site. Does Railroad Retirment have a special site for deceased rail workers?

Answer: The SSA Online Death Records site contains records for some-- but not all-- deceased rail workers. The RRB does not have public access to its death records at this time. I suggest you contact the state of Washington to see if its death recodrs are online and can be accessed by the public.

Also, please see Q&A 117 of this column for more information.

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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