Will my deceased husband’s railroad pension impact my Social Security?

Published: January 10, 2024

Full question: Why can I receive my deceased husbands railroad pension, but I cannot collect my Social Security that I paid into after working for over 30 years?

Hi there,

Railroad retirement and survivor benefits work with Social Security, not in addition to it.

That means that the Railroad retirement benefit is subtracted from the amount you are eligible to receive from Social Security.

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