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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Divorced Spouse Is Eligible for Benefits at 62

(Posted October 22, 2012)

Question 919: I'm a divorced spouse who has never remarried. I was married to a former rail employee for over 10 years. My former husband has been receiving a disability annuity for years. Will I still be entitled to a Divorced Spouse Annuity at 62?

Answer: If you are still single at 62, you will be entitled to a Divorced Spouse Annuity.


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