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If a Widow Remarries, Can She Still Draw Railroad Retirement?
(Posted December 4, 2007)
Question 645: I'm a widow of a rail worker. If I remarry, will I continue to receive Railroad Retirement benefits?
Answer: Your regular widow's annuity would end upon your remarriage.
You would be entitled to a Remarried Widow's Annuity, however. Such an annuity would pay less than you are receiving now, though, and would be reduced by the amount of any Social Security benefits you receive.
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