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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Benefits for Divorced Widows

(Posted June 11, 2003)

Question 266: I have a question about Q&A 246. Does a divorced widow continnue to receive a spouse benefits in addition to a divorced widow's benefit? Also, what happens to the portion of the employee's Tier 2 she was awarded by the divorce decree?

Answer: After the worker dies, a spouse benefit is no longer payable. For the answers to your other questions, please see Q&A 236 and Q&A 238.


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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