Question 393: I know a married woman who is still drawing a Widow's Benefit from Railroad Retirement. Can anything be done?
Answer: If you suspect fraud, program abuse, or even waste in Railroad Retirement, you should report it to the RRB Office of Inspector General (called the "OIG"). The OIG is completely independent of the RRB. He or she is is appointed by the President and confirmed by the Senate.
The OIG has a toll-free hotline at (800) 772-4258.
Reports also can be made by mail addressed to:
OIG Hotline Officer
844 North Rush Street, 4th Floor
Chicago, IL 60611-2092
Or, you could use email: email@example.com
I've forwarded your complaint to the OIG Hotline. All reports are confidential and can be made anonymously. Remember, Railroad Retirement does continue payments at a reduced rate to a widow after remarriage if certain conditions are met.
The OIG has assigned the complaint to an investigator who is now conducting a complete investigation of the case.)