In order to be considered a remarried widow(er) or remarried mother/father, you must:
- be the legal widow(er) of the employee;
- have been married to the employee for at least 9 full months before the employee's death. You must not have been divorced from the employee at the time of death.
If you were not married to the employee for at least 9 full months you should contact the nearest RRB office. There are a few specific exceptions to the 9-month marriage requirement which the personnel in that office will explain to you; and
- not be currently married, unless you remarried after age 60 (age 50 if you were entitled to a Disabled Widow(er)'s annuity before the remarriage occurred).
In addition to proof of your marriage to the employee, if you have remarried since the employee's death, and your remarriage(s) occurred before you attained age 60 (age 50 if you were previously entitled to a Disabled Widow(er)'s annuity before the remarriage(s) occurred), you must furnish proof that the later marriage(s) has terminated.