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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Former Spouse Eligible for a Divorced Spouse Annuity at 62

(Posted December 31, 2014)

Question 1230: I have been divorced for 15 years (I was married for 24 years). My ex-spouse has remarried. Can I still file for my ex-spouse's Railroad Retirement if we are both age 60?

Answer: You will not be eligible for a Divorced Spouse Annuity until age 62.


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