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When Can Younger Spouse Get Benefits?
(Posted February 19, 2004)
Question 382: I am 52 years old. My husband, who is 6 years older, wants to retire at age 60. When he retires, will I qualify for Railroad Retirement too? Also, would we have to pay for my group health insurance through Railroad Retirement because I am younger than retirement age?
Answer: You will not be eligible for Spouse Benefits until you reach 60.
Your husband should ask the railroad about your health insurance coverage and costs after he retires. That would be provided, if at all, by the railroad rather than by Railroad Retirement.
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