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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Divorced Wife Married Less Than 10 Years to Rail Worker

(Posted December 29, 2013)

Question 1088: My ex-husband worked for the railroad for over 30 years. He is now deceased. Neither one of us remarried. We were married 9 years and some months. I'm wondering if I'm entitled to anything. I am on disability. I'm 50 years old.

Answer: Because you were married less than 10 years, you do not qualify for a Divorced Spouse Annuity.


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