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Can I receive My Own Social Security If I'm Receiving a Spouse Benefit from Railroad Retirement?
(Posted June 26, 2008)
Question 669: I draw a spouse benefit from my wife's Railroad Retirement. I'm approaching the age of 62. Will I be eligible for my own Social Security benefits, too?
Answer: Your can draw both benefits, but Tier 1 of your spouse benefit will be reduced by what you receive in Social Security.
Your Social Security will likely be paid through the Railroad Retirement Board made in a single combined payment each month.
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