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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Divorced Spouse, Age 61, Asks About Benefit Eligibility

(Posted March 3, 2014)

Question 1106: As a 61 year-old, former spouse of a fully vested former railroad employee, am I eligible now for any payments?

Answer: If you are not remarried, you will be eligible for a Divorced Spouse Annuity at 62, if you were married for at least 10 years.


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