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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Divorced Spouse Annuity

(Posted April 21, 2014)

Question 1126: How much of my Disability Annuity would my ex-wife get when she is 62?

Answer: Your divorced wife can receive an amount equal to 1/2 of your
Tier 1. It is not deducted from your Disability Annuity but paid for from the Railroad Retirement Trust Funds.


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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