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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

How To Start Division of Rail Worker's Tier 2 in Divorce Proceedings

(Posted August 10, 2003)

Question 298: I need to know what the net worth of the retirement fund is for my husband; I am going to file for divorce. My understanding is that I am entitled to 50% of the fund.

Answer: Your divorce attorney needs to contact the Bureau of Law at the US Railroad Retirement Board in Chicago, Illinois. Your attorney should read the answers to Q&As 97 & 186 in the column and also should check the RRB's web site at for more information on the exact steps to take so that you will receive a portion of your husband's Tier 2 benefit as part of your divorce settlement.

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