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Divorce Before 10 Years of Marriage
(Posted June 25, 2014)
Question 1146: I currently am married to a railroader who is planning to retire at 60/30 in 2 years. I will be eligible for a spousal benefit at the same time. If we divorce after we start to receive benefits, will my portion stop? We will only be married 5 years at the time we start receiving benefits.
Answer: You will not be eligible for a Divorced Spouse Annuity if you divorce the rail worker before you've been married for 10 years.
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