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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Divorce and Division of Tier 2

(Posted April 23, 2009)

Question 703: Is there specific language (such as language within a Qualified Domestic Relations Order) or format that is required to be in a divorce decree in order for the Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) to divide retirement benefits upon divorce?

Answer: The RRB's web site (www.rrb.gov) has excellent instructions on what is required for the RRB to accept the division of Tier 2 benefits in a divorce.

RRB Form G-177d explains the requirement and can be downloaded.


Important notice:

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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