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10-Year Marriage Requirement for Benefits Based on Divorce
(Posted March 18, 2011)
Question 805: How long do I have to be married to a railroad employee to collect on his Railroad Retirement, if I decide to divorce him?
Answer: You have to be married for at least 10 years, and you cannot be married currently.
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