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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Benefits For Disabled Spouse of Former Rail Worker

(Posted January 27, 2003)

Question 211: My wife had 38 years of rail service. She is 57 and she receives a disability annuity from Railroad Retirement. I'm 60 and disabled too. Can I get any benefits from the RRB now?

Answer: Railroad Retirement does not have special benefits for disabled spouses. Because your wife has more than 30 years of rail service, you will first become eligible for a spouse benefit when she reaches 60.


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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