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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Divorced Widow Asks About Working

(Posted January 7, 2014)

Question 1096: Can I still work after being awarded a Surviving Divorced Spouse Annuity?

Answer: Your annuity is not payable for any month in which you work for a Railroad. Otherwise you are subject to an Annual Earnings Limit until you reach your full retirement age. For 2014, the limit is $15,480. If you earn more than that, you will lose $1 in benefits for each $2 of earnings above $15,480.


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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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