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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Rail Worker Dies Without Spouse

(Posted March 5, 2004)

Question 399: My dad passed away recently. He worked for the railroad for 28 years, and was not married. Would my brother and I be entitled to his retirement benefit?

Answer: If your dad had 10 or more years of service before 1975, a lump-sum death benefit might be payable to the person who paid for the funeral. The average payment is about $900, but it cannot exceed the actual costs of the funeral.

If your dad had fewer than 10 years of service before 1975, there are no further benefits payable by Railroad Retirement.


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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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