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Benefits for Spouse of 60/30 Retiree
(Posted May 2, 2002)
Question 176: What are the benefits for the spouse of a 60/30 retiree?
Answer: A spouse can draw an annuity when he or she reaches 60. If the retired employee's 60/30 benefit began in 2002 or later, the spouse's benefit is not reduced for age. The spouse will receive 50% of the employee's Tier 1 benefit & 45% of the employee's Tier 2 benefit. The spouse's benefit is reduced for any Social Security benefits payable to the spouse.
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