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Payment of Tier 2 Portion Awarded in Divorce Property Settlement
(Posted December 8, 2003)
Question 345: When Tier 2 benefits are awarded as a property settlement in a divorce, can a lump sum be awarded rather than receiving a monthly payout?
Answer: Payments are made monthly for as long as rail worker is entitled to benefits. A lump sum award cannot be substituted for monthly payments.
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