TN 24 (09-02)
RS 00615.702 Use of the DRC in Computing Widow(er)'s Benefits
The 1977 amendments provide an alternate method for computing the widow(er)'s original benefit, to include the DNH's DRCs.
The DRCs will be added to the widow(er) benefit if:
NOTE: Entitlement to a benefit from the Railroad Board is not entitlement under the meaning of this section. DRCs can apply even after RRB entitlement.
2. Effective Date
The widow(er)'s DRCs are effective later of:
June 1978 or
Month of death.
3. Minimum Sole Survivor Rate
The law does not provide for an increase in the widow(er)'s MSSR. See C. below
C. PROCEDURE - MSSR VS WIB INCLUDING DRCS
To determine whether to pay the WIB with DRCs or the MSSR: