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Spouse Has to Be Married to Rail Worker for at Least One Year
(Posted November 28, 2012)
Question 929: I'm 64 and drawing Railroad Retirement benefits. I'm not married. If I get married now, is there a time period that has to be met for my wife to be able to draw, and what age can she draw?
Answer: You and your wife must be married for a year before she can receive a Spouse Annuity.
If you have 30 or more years of rail service, she can receive a full annuity at 60. Otherwise, she can receive a reduced annuity at 62.
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