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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Partition of Tier 2 by a Divorce Decree

(Posted April 21, 2014)

Question 1127: My attorney told me that my ex-wife is only entitled to a small portion of my Disability Annuity for 10 years of marriage. Is this true?

Answer: The amount of the rail worker's Tier 2 awarded to the spouse in a Final Divorce Decree is usually determined by the property settlement agreed to by the two parties. If the two parties can't reach agreement, the the Judge presiding over the divorce proceedings will decide.


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