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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Spouse With Disabled Child in Care

(Posted August 26, 2013)

Question 1050: Is it possible for a spouse to receive an early annuity if there is an underage disabled child in the home?

Answer: A Spouse who is not old enough to be eligible for a Spouse Annuity based on age can receive an annuity if these conditions are met: (1) there is a minor or disabled child being cared for, (2) the rail worker at least retirement age, and (3) the rail worker is receiving an annuity .


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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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