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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Calculation of Survivor Annuity

(Posted October 12, 2014)

Question 1192: I'm a 60/30 spouse who's recently became a widow. I've not yet reached my full retirement age. Why is my husband's annuity rate reduced for age when he and I both received unreduced annuities?

Answer: The unreduced status of 60/30 annuities does not apply to Survivor Annuities.


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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