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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

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: (click).

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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