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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Husband and Wife Are Both Disabled

(Posted October 31, 2009)

Question 736: My husband and I are both disabled. Do I qualify for any of his benefits?

Answer: Railroad Retirement does not provide Spouse benefits for disabled workers until they reach the normal retirement age.

Important notice: Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner's situation. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of your situation. The laws, regulations and court decisions in this area change 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 laws, regulations or court decisions that occur after the date on which that Q&A is posted.
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