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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Remarriage of Divorced Spouse

(Posted April 1, 2014 (Not April Fools Day!))

Question 1119: I am 64 and receive benefits as a divorced spouse. I was married for 21 years to a now-retired railroad employee. If I remarry, will I lose my benefits?

Answer: If you are receiving a portion of your former husband's Tier 2 due to the terms of your divorce decree, your remarriage will not affect the receipt of your monthly payments.

If you receive a Divorced Spouse Annuity, those payment will end the month before your remarriage. If that marriage ends, you would become entitled again to the Divorced Spouse Annuity.


Important notice:

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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