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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Spouse Receiving Portion Of Ex-Husband's Retirement

(Posted July 13, 2004)

Question 483: I'm a divorced spouse of a city policeman. I was awarded a portion of his pension. I'm now married to a railroad employee who is nearing retirement. Will the payments from my former husband's pension affect my spouse benefit?

Answer: Payments from your former husband's retirement should have no effect on your spouse benefit from Railroad Retirement.


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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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