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Can Wife Draw Husband's Railroad Retirement?
(Posted November 29, 2007)
Question 644: My husband quit the railroad after 30 years. Can I draw his Railroad retirement?
Answer: If your husband is alive and receives Railroad Retirement, you can receive a Spouse Annuity as early as 60.
If your husband has died, you should contact the district office of the Railroad Retirement Board serving your area. They will determine if survivor benefits are to be paid by Railroad Retirement or by Social Security. Generally a widow's benefit can begin as early as 60.
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