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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Is Answer to Question #211 Correct?

(Posted June 22, 2003)

Question 274: If Social Security covers disabled spouses, wouldn't the Special Social Security Minimum Guaranty apply?

Answer: As stated in my answer to Question 271, neither Railroad Retirement nor Social Security provides early benefits for disabled spouses. So the SSA Special Minimum does not come into play in this situation.


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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