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Disabled Spouse Cannot Receive Benefits Early
(Posted July 2, 2013)
Question 1025: I am disabled at the age of 51. My husband is fully vested in Railroad Retirement. Will I be entitled to a spouse annuity early because of my disability?
Answer: Unlike Disabled Widows who can receive a reduced annuity at 50, there is no corresponding benefit for disabled spouses who are have not reached the eligibility age for a Spouse Annuity.
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