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When Do Former Husband's Retirement Benefits Start?
(Posted March 18, 2004)
Question 412: My ex-husband and I were divorced 10 years ago. In the divorce decree I was granted half of his vested Railroad Retirement benefits. Can you please advise as to when I can get my portion of his benefits?
Answer: If your former husband has 30 or more years of rail sevice, his benefits could begin with the month he turns 60. If he has less than 30 years, they won't begin until he's 62.
Of course, he has to decide to retire and file an application before the payments will start.
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