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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Second Wife's Annuity Isn't Deducted from Rail Worker's Annuity

(Posted January 4, 2014)

Question 1091: I was granted 1/2 of my ex-husband's Tier 2 benefit in our divorce. Does that come out of his pocket, or from another tier? He's been remarried for 11 years. Will his second wife's Spouse Annuity be deducted from his remaining annuity?

Answer: The rail worker's second wife's Spouse Annuity isn't deducted from his Annuity. The funds come out of the Railroad Retirement Trust Funds.


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