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Amount of Future Benefits
(Posted May 19, 2005)
Question 545: My husband and I have been married for 35 years and are comtemplating divorce. My husband works for the railroad. I understand I am eligible for Tier 1 Benefits if I choose and that those Tier 1 benefits would supplement my Social Security if they are more. I also understand that Tier 2 benefits are available to me if described in the divorce decree. How can I know how much my husband will be entitled to from Railroad Retirement when he retires?
Answer: The best place to ask for an estimate of your husband's benefits. and any you might be entitled to, is the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB).
There's a local district office of the RRB which services your area. You can find the location & phone number by going to the RRB web site at: www.rrb.gov (click).
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