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Survivor Benefits for Adult Children?
(Posted March 9, 2004)
Question 404: My father worked for the railroad for 25 years. Both my father & mother are deceased. Can I, as an adult daughter, receive any benefits?
Answer: You are probably not eligible for any benefits from Railroad Retirement.
If your father and mother did not collect any benefits and he had railroad service before 1975, you should contact the Railroad Retirement Board and ask about the "Residual Lump Sum" benefit.
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