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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Impact Of Divorce On Spouse Benefit

(Posted September 22, 2009)

Question 727: I am at this time thinking of divorce. My husband is 68 and I am 61. He is on railroad retirement. If we divorce what am I entitled to regarding his railroad retirement benefits? If I wait until I am 62 and draw on his benefits, what difference would that make?

Answer: Please refer to question #702. I think that you will find the answer there.


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