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Requirements for Divorced Spouse's Benefit
(Posted August 22, 2004)
Question 505: My former husband is retiring from the railroad after more than 30 years. Am I qualified to receive a divorced spouse annuity from Railroad Retirement? At what age can I start getting it?
Answer: If you were married for at least 10 years, and you are not married when you reach 62, you can qualify for a divorced Spouse Annuity at that time.
But the benefit will be reduced by any Social Security benefits you are entitled to receive, so you might receive a small benefit or even nothing at all, depending on how much you get from Social Security.
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