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Benefits for Divorced Widow Affected by Remarriage?
(Posted November 30, 2003)
Question 342: My ex-husband died 2 years ago after 50 years with the railroad. He had not retired before his death. We divorced in 1992. I'm now 62 and I am receiving Railroad Retirement as a divorced widow. If I remarry, how would that affect my Railroad Retirement?
Answer: Because you are past 60, remarriage will not affect your continued entitlement to a divorced widow's benefit. But if you become eligible for either Social Security benefits or Railroad Retirement benefits based on your new husband's account, your current railraod retirement benefits will be reduced by the amount of your new benefit. If your new benefit is higher, your current benefits will be discontinued.
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