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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Spouses Have Same Earnings Restrictions As Retired Railroaders

(Posted July 11, 2007)

Question 629: Are spouses under the same earnings limits as retired workers?

Answer: Yes, a husband or wife who is receiving a Spouse's Annuity is under the same annual earnings limits as a retired rail worker. The limits apply until the person reaches thier full retirement age, which is between 65 & 67 depending on their year of birth.


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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.

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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