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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

When Can I Receive a Divorced Spouse Annuity?

(Posted February 27, 2017)

Question 1256: My ex-spouse is receiving a Disability Annuity from Railroad Retirement. When will I be eligible?

Answer:

If you were married for at least 10 years, you will be eligible for a Divorced Spouse Annuity at age 62.


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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