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Death Benefits for Disabled Canadian Rail Worker
(Posted February 18, 2008)
Question 653: My late uncle had more than 10 years of rail service for the Canadian National in Canada. He was disabled and received Canadian Workers Compensation benefits as well as a Canadian provinical pension. Is his estate entitled to any benefits?
Answer: Rail workers in Canada who work for a Canadian railroad are not covered by the United States Railroad Retirement system.
You may want to contact the Canadian Human Resources Social Development agency for information on death benefits. Their toll free number is (800) 206-7218 or contact the Service Canada Center in your area.
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