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Benefits for Rail Worker's Spouse
(Posted June 15, 2011)
Question 822: My husband is retired after more than 30 years of rail work. We've been married for 16 years. How much of his retirement benefit will I receive?
Answer: Your benefit can begin at age 60 providing he is also at least 60. (Because your husband has 30 years of rail service, your benefit will not be reduced for age.)
You will receive 50% of his Tier 1 and 45% of his Tier 2.
If you become entitled to Social Security, your Tier 1 will be reduced by the amount of those benefits.
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