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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

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.


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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