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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Divorce After 60

(Posted April 27, 2004)

Question 439: What happens when a spouse and a rail worker divorce after age 60?

Answer: If a rail worker and spouse divorce after age 60, the spouse can qualify for a divorced spouse benefit under certain conditions.

If, at the time the divorce is final, the spouse is already receiving Railroad Retirement, then the spouse should contact the local RRB office so that benefits can be timely adjusted to the correct rate as soon as possible.


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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