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Divorced Spouse Has Remarried
(Posted July 7, 2014)
Question 1151: I was married for 26 years to a rail worker; we have 3 kids together. I never worked. We are now divorced. My ex-husband is drawing $3,000 a month. I am disabled and do not receive any benefits.
I have remarried (he also is disabled; he receives Social Security benefits).
In order to receive a Divorced Spouse annuity from the RRB, must I get a divorce?
Answer: Because you have remarried, you are not eligible for a Divorced Spouse Annuity from Railroad Retirement at age 62.
But you should be able to receive a Spouse Benefit from Social Security, based on your current husband's work record.
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