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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Marriage of Former Spouse

(Posted January 10, 2005)

Question 537: Can a former spouse get Railroad Retirement benefits if he or she remarries?

Answer: Divorced Spouse and Widows' benefits end with remarriage. They can resume if the subsequent marriage ends.

If the former spouse received a portion of the rail worker's Tier 2 as part of the divorce settlement, those payments would continue unless the settlement specifically provided that they end upon remarriage.

Note to readers of the column: I made an error when I posted Question 536. It's in the process of being corrected. The text will become available in the near future. I apologize for any inconvenience this has caused!

Robert S. Kaufman


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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