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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Benefit for a Divorced Spouse

(Posted February 24, 2012)

Question 854: If a divorced spouse of a railroad worker remarries, can he or she still receive a Tier 2 benefit?

Answer: When a spouse of a rail worker becomes a former spouse through divorce, the former spouse loses entitlement to a Tier 2 benefit.

Also, if the former spouse remarries someone other than the rail worker, the former spouse also loses entitlement to a Divorced Spouse benefit.


Important notice:

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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