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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

When Can Spouse of 60/30 Disabled Rail Worker Apply?

(Posted March 15, 2014)

Question 1111: I am on occupational disability with 30 years and age 60. My wife is on total disability through Social Security. She will turn 60 in July. When can she apply for Railroad Retirement?

Answer: She will be eligible for a Spouse Annuity in July 2014. She can apply at the Railroad Retirement Board within 90 days of her 60th birthday.


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Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

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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