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

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Can Divorced Spouse's Benefits Continue After Remarriage?

(Posted January 6, 2012)

Question 848: Can I draw my Divorced Spouse benefit under Railroad Retirement now that I've remarried?

Answer: Your Divorced Spouse's benefit ends with the month before your remarriage.

You should notify the Railroad Retirement Board immediately to avoid a large bill for overpayment. Their toll-free number is (877) 772-5772.


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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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