If you are currently receiving a Spouse annuity from the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB), you do not need to file an application for benefits; however, proof of death must still be submitted. After we have received all necessary information, your annuity will be converted to a Widow(er)'s annuity.
You should carefully review the information in this booklet and booklet RB-9s, Events That Affect A Survivor Annuity. There is important information in these booklets concerning the events that may affect your annuity and how to report these events.
The RRB annuity that you are currently receiving will continue until we have converted your annuity.