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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Remarried Widow Will Lose Tier 2 Benefit

(Posted June 9. 2013)

Question 1015: I receive Railroad Retirement benefits as a widow. I am turning 65 in October. If I remarry, do I lose my Tier 2 benefit, regardless of what age I am?

Answer: Widows who remarry after 60 will keep their Tier 1 but will lose their Tier 2.


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