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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!
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