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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

How Former Spouse Can Receive Her Share of Former Husband's Railroad Retirement Granted By Divorce Decree

(Posted February 21, 2012)

Question 853: I have not remarried. According to my divorce decree, I'm entitled to a share of my former husband's pension when he's 65. He just turned 65. I need to find an attorney who can help me collect my benefit.

Answer: Your don't need an attorney to start receiving your share of your former husband's Tier 2 benefit. You should call the Railroad Retirement Board at (877) 772-5772.


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