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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Can Disabled Spouse Can Receive Benefits at Age 62?

(Posted September 21, 2010)

Question 773: I am a retired railroad worker, age 68, with 17 years of service.

My wife is 62 and disabled. Can she receive any benefits?

Answer: Your wife is eligible for a reduced Spouse Annuity.

She should call the Railroad Retirement Board's toll-free number (877-772-5772) to begin the application process.


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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