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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

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.


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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