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Lump Sum Death Benefit
(Posted September 14, 2011)
Question 832: Is there a death lump sum for a railroader's spouse who died under the railroad retirement plan? If so, how do I apply?
Answer: Under Railroad Retirement, a lump sum death benefit of $255 is paid to a worker's spouse if the spouse is not immediately entitled a monthly widow(er)s benefits.
There are no benefits paid when a widow(er) dies.
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