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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Clarrification About Q&A 905

(Posted September 24, 2012)

Question 907: In reference to Q&A 905, so the divorce decree partition of Tier 2 does not effect the new wife's portion of Tier 2 (after being married for at least a year). This sounds as though the rail worker's Tier 2 and new spouse Tier 2 are not affected by the Divorced Spouse's 45%. Is that correct?

Answer: The partition of the rail worker's Tier 2 did affect his Tier 2 rate. It was reduced by 45% to 55%. But his second wife would get 45% of his 100% rate before partition.

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