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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Can the Children of a Deceased Rail Worker Recieve His Company Pension?

(Posted February 11, 2013)

Question 973: Our father and mother are both deceased. Before their deaths, they both received benefits from Railroad Retirement. However they never drew on my father's company pension. As their children, are we now entitled to receive it?

Answer: The pension benefits that you asked about are not part of Railroad Retirement. You need to contact the railroad company that he worked for, and find out if any pension benefits are due your family.


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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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