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Older Spouse Receives Social Security Before Rail Worker Retires
(Posted April 16, 2014)
Question 1123: I'm the spouse of a currently employed railroad worker who is 58 years old. I filed for my early Social Security this year at 62 and was granted a little under $1,000 a month. But it is being paid by Railroad Retirement. Will I be eligible to file for a Railroad Retirement spousal benefit when my spouse retires?
Answer: It is correct for the Railroad Retirement Board to pay your Social Security Benefits. Yes, you will be able to receive a Spouse Annuity as soon as your husband reaches 62 and retires. At that time, you should apply for your Spouse Annuity with Railroad Retirement and furnish your birth certificate and marriage certificate.
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