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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Divorced Spouse Married Less Than Ten Years to Rail Worker

(Posted October 9, 2013)

Question 1064: I was married 7 years to a railroad worker who has 10 years in the railroad. Would I be entitled to his railroad pension, if so how do I find out how much?

Answer: Because you and the rail worker have been married for less than 10 years, you are not eligible for a Divorced Spouse Annuity.


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Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

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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