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Stop, Look & Listen: Railroad Retirement Benefits Q&A

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

New Wife's Benefits

(Posted April 1, 2004)

Question 420: If I retire at the end of June and I remarry the beginning of June, will my new wife be eligible for Railroad Retirement after we are married for 1 year?

Answer: Yes. Also, she will be covered for survivor benefits after 9 months of marriage.


Important notice:

Answers are provided as general guidance on the subjects covered in the question and are not provided as legal advice to the questioner or to readers. Any legal issues should be reviewed by your legal counsel to apply the law to the particular facts of this and similar situations.

The law in this area changes frequently. Answers are believed to be correct as of the posting dates shown. The completeness or accuracy of a particular answer may be affected by changes in the law (statutes, regulations, rulings, court decisions, etc.) that occur after the date on which a particular Q&A is posted.


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