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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Full Widow's Benefits Will Continue If Widow Doesn't Remarry

(Posted June 3, 2012)

Question 878: I am a widow of a railroad worker. Will I still receive Railroad Retirement benefits if someone else lives with me?

Answer: You will continue to receive a full Widow's Annuity unless you remarry. If you remarry, you will lose your Tier 2.


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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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