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Benefits for Spouse of Disabled Rail Worker
(Posted January 19, 2010)
Question 742: Can a wife of a disabled rail worker receive Railroad Retirement benefits?
Answer: Yes, she can receive a benefit as early as age 60, but only after her husband reaches the age he would be eligible for regular retirement benefits.
If the worker has at least 30 years of rail credits, she can receive an unreduced Spouse benefit at age 60 if he is age 60 or older.
If the worker has fewer than 30 years of rail credits, she can receive a Spouse benefit at age 62 if he is age 62 or older, but the Spouse benefit is reduced for age.
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