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Disabled Engineer With Teenage Children
(Posted March 11, 2014)
Question 1109: I am a 54-year-old disabled locomotive engineer on disability from the RRB. I have 23 years of service, two teenagers at home and my wife is 62. Does she qualify for any Railroad Retirement benefit?
Answer: If your disability is severe enough to have a "Period of Disability," your annuity may be increased by including your wife and teenage children in the calculation of the Special Minimum Guaranty.
Your wife will not be eligible for a Spouse Annuity until you are 62.
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