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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Benefits for Wives and Husbands of 60/30 Retirees

(Posted October 28, 2008)

Question 609: My husband will be retiring in about four years at age 60 with almost 40 years of service. I am nine months younger than he is; we have been married for 36 years. Will I be eligible to draw spouse retirement benefits at age 60?

Answer: Spouses of 60/30 retirees are also eligible for full spouse benefits when they become 60.


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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.

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