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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Retired Teacher Marrying Retired Rail Worker

(Posted December 31, 2014)

Question 1227: Can I still collect my Social Security while I wait for my husband's Railroad Retirement to be paid to me? We plan to get married. I collect Social Security and PERSI (I taught school for 32 years).

Answer: You will become eligible for a Spouse Annuity from Railroad Retirement after one year of marriage.


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