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Benefits for Disabled Children
(Posted June 12, 2010)
Question 758: I am a retired rail worker with two disabled children. Are they entitled to benefits after they turn 21?
Answer: Unlike Social Security, Railroad Retirement does not pay direct benefits to minor or disabled children of retired rail workers. But the children are considered in the Special Guaranty rate, and the rail worker's benefits can be increased by including eligible children in the benefit calculations.
Surviving minor or disabled children of deceased rail workers do receive direct benefits. This is the same as Social Security provides.
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