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Benefits for Divorced Husband
(Posted November 30, 2003)
Question 341: My ex-wife works for the railroad. She had 19 years of service when we divorced after 20 years of marriage. Will I receive any benefits from Railroad Retirement? If so, at what age am I elgible?
Answer: Like divorced wives of rail workers, there are benefits for divorced husbands, too. Payments can begin as early as 62 on an age-reduced basis. But they are somewhat limited because there is a full reduction for any Social Security benefits that you would be entitled to (as with benefits for divorced wives).
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