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Will First Wife Receive Any Benefits?
(Posted January 5, 2014)
Question 1093: I was previously married for 10 years but did not start with the railroad until after the divorce was final. Is my ex-wife entitled to any portion of my pension?
Answer: Since you were divorced before you began rail service, your former spouse is probably not entitled to a portion of your Tier 2. That amount would have to have been granted by your final divorce decree.
But, since you were married for 10 years, she would be entitled to a Divorced Spouse Annuity at 62 if she is not married. Her entitlement would not affect payments to you or to your current wife.
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