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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Remarried Spouse Receives 50% Of Former Husband's Tier 2

(Posted October 27, 2013)

Question 1069: I had been married for 23 years to a railroad worker when we divorced. I was awarded 50% of his retirement but he has since left the railroad. We are both married to other people now. What am I entitled to?

Answer: Your remarriage disqualifies you from receiving a Divorced Spouse Annuity.

If your current marriage ends, you will be eligible to receive a Divorced Spouse Annuity from Railroad Retirement.


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