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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

When Spouse of Rail Retiree Continues to Work

(Posted October 8, 2002)

Question 196: Are there any restrictions on a spouse continuing to work after a railroad worker retires on 60/30? I'm 15 years younger than my husband; I need to continue to work just to cover the cost of health insurance for both of us once he's retired.

Answer: Absolutely no restrictions! Your earnings will not reduce or otherwise affect your husband's Railroad Retirement benefits.


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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