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Amount of Tier 2 Awarded in a Divorce
(Posted May 26, 2010)
Question 754: Assuming a spouse gets a part of a railroad worker's Tier 2 in a
divorce decree, what percentage is it, usually? What happens if the railroad worker dies?
Answer: The amount awarded to the spouse when the rail worker's Tier 2 is divided in a divorce depends entirely on the agreement between the parties. There is no predetermined percentage.
The Railroad Retirement Act was amended a couple of years ago to provide that Tier 2 payments to a spouse continue after the rail worker's death.
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