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Survivor Benefits for Divorced Spouse
(Posted August 2, 2004)
Question 495: I was married to my former husband for 15 years before we divorced. He is now deceased. Can I draw from his retirement even though we were divorced?
Answer: You can qualify for a Surviving Divorced Widow's benefit at
age 60 from Railroad Retirement. It is computed under a special formula. It will be reduced by any other Social Security benefit you qualify for.
You can get more information from the nearest office of the Railroad Retirement Board. To find the office serving your area, click on the RRB link at the bottom of this Q&A.
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