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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Railroad Retirement Beneficiaries Get Medicare, Too

(Posted May 10, 2006)

Question 578: I have been collecting widow's pension from Railroad Retirement since I was 62. Am I eligible for Medicare at 65?

Answer: As a widow receiving Railroad Retirement, you are eligible for Medicare at 65 through the Railroad Retirement Board. You will be automatically enrolled in Parts A & B. You will receive your Medicare ID card before you are 65. You also will be given the option to enroll in the new prescription drug benefit under Part D.


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