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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Friend of Divorced Spouse Inquires

(Posted May 25, 2013)

Question 1011: I have a friend who was a railroader's wife. They divorced. She remarried another person, and then divorced. She had turned 60 by the time of the second divorce. Is she eligible for railroad spouse retirement?

Answer: If your friend was married to the rail worker for at least ten years, and is now not married, she would be entitled to a Divorced Spouse Annuity from Railroad Retirement. She should contact the Railroad Retirement Board. Their toll-free number is: (877) 772-5772.


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The law in this area changes 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 law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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