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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Benefits After Death of Rail Worker and Widow

(Posted December 24, 2007)

Question 647: My father was a 30-year railroad agent. After he died, my mom was left with some benefits. She recently died. We are wondering if there are any benefits for his adult children, such as life insuurance benefits?

Answer: There are no further benefits payable from Railroad Retirement. Railroad Retirement would not have any information about insurance policies that your parents had. You should contact the last railroad that your father worked for to see if it provided life insurance for either parent under its group policies.


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