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How To Begin Collecting Monthly Payments Awarded In a Divorce Action
(Posted January 4, 2008)
Question 649: In my divorce settlement I was awarded railroad retirement from
my husband. At what age will I be able to collect?
I am 60. My husband retired one year ago at 63.
Answer: Following your divorce, your attorney should have sent a certified copy of the final decree to the Deputy General Counsel of the U. S. Railroad Retirement Board, 844 North Rush Street, Chicago IL 60611. Your payments should have started when your husband retired.
Because your husband has retired but you are not receiving monthly payments, it would appear this did not happen. You need to send a certified copy of your final divorce decree as shown above. You should do this immediately to prevent the loss of additional payments. Consider using overnight delivery.
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