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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Will New Wife Be Able to Receive Spouse Annuity at 60?

(Posted May 8, 2013)

Question 1004: I am 61 years old and worked 37 years on the railroad. I'm retired and now want to get married to a lady who is 45 years old. Will she be able to start drawing a spouse annuity at age 60?

Answer: Yes, she will receive a full Spouse Annuity when she turns 60.


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