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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Payment of Tier 2 Share to Former Spouse

(Posted September 13, 2004)

Question 515: My former spouse was granted a percentage of my Tier 2 in the final divorce decree. My question is, does that amount come out of the payment that I receive?

Answer: The Railroad Retirement Board will deduct the amount you agreed to from your monthly payment, and will send it to your former spouse.


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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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