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Remarriage of Widow
(Posted August 31, 2009)
Question 723: My late husband worked for the railroad for 38 years. He died at 59. I have my paperwork ready to receive my Railroad Retirement Widow's Annuity when I am 60. What happens if I ever remarry?
Answer: If you remarry before you are 60, you will not be entitled to a widow's annuity from Railroad Retirement. If your subsequent marriage ends, you then might be entitled under Railroad Retirement.
If you remarry after 60, you will lose your Tier 2 benefit; your
Tier 1 benefits will then be converted to a remarried widow's annuity.
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