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Was My Brother Receiving Railroad Retirement?
(Posted January 25, 2004)
Question 369: We had a brother whorecently died; he had told our mother that he was drawing a pension from his former employer, a railroad. In going through his papers, we couldn't find anything that shows where he was getting such a pension. How can we go about finding out if he really was getting anything from the railroad?
Answer: You can ask the United States Railroad Retirement Board if your brother was receiving benefits at the time of his death. You need to furnish them with your brother's full name and his Social Security Number. There might be a death benefit that is payable.
See the link at the bottom of this column to the RRB's Web site. You also can write to the RRB at 844 North Rush Street, Chicago IL 60611.
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