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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Partition of Annuity Means Loss of Portion of Tier 2

(Posted October 17, 2014)

Question 1193: If my former spouse filed a divorce decree with the retirement board for her divisible portion of my Tier 2 benefit, do I lose any of my Tier 2 benefit at retirement?

Answer: Your Tier 2 will be reduced by the amount awarded to your former wife in the final divorce decree.


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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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