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Disability Annuitiant Turning 66; Wife Turning 62
(Posted June 23, 2023)
Question 1020: I am presently on railroad disability and I was wondering, when I turn 66 on Feb. 10, 2014, whether the amount I am receiving will change or be the same as it is now. I also would like to know if and when my wife would be able to collect. She will be 62 on Feb. 8, 2014. My total years on the railroad was about 26 and a half.
Answer: When you reach 66, your full retirement age, there will be no change in your annuity rate.
Your wife can receive a reduced for age Spouse Annuity when she reaches 62 next February.
She should ask the Railroad Retirement Board for an estimate. Their toll-free number is: (877) 772-5772.
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