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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Divorced Spouse Can't Locate Rail Worker

(Posted January 12, 2011)

Question 789: Will I still receive my benefit if the ex-spouse can't be located?

Answer: You should contact the Railroad Retirement Board & ask if the necessary documents are in file including a copy of the final divorce decree awarding you a portion of your former spouse's Tier 2. They will tell you if your ex-spouse has been awarded an annuity & when they will begin your payments.


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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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