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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Is the Estimate of Widow's Benefits Reasonable?

(Posted March 9, 2011)

Question 803: My stepfather passed away recently. He was receiving a Railroad Retirement benefit of about $2,500 each month. My mother was receiving approximately $1,000 per month from Social Security. She has been told that she will receive $ 1,400.00 per month from Railroad Retirement as a widow. Does that sound correct?

Answer: Yes, it appears to be correct.

The gross Widow's Annuity before reduction for your mother's Social Security is almost identical to what your late father received. It then is reduced by your mother's Social Security benefit of $1,000.


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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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