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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Spouse Needs to File for Medicare Through Railroad Retirement

(Posted August 12, 2014)

Question 1168: My husband is receiving an annuity from the railroad and has Medicare. I am about to turn 65 and will not be getting Social Security benefits. I need to sign up for Railroad Medicare through my husband. How do I apply?

Answer: You need to apply for Medicare with the Railroad Retirement Board. Their toll-free number is: (877) 772-5772.


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