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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Can a Remarried Ex-Spouse of a Covered Railroad Worker Receive Benefits?

(Posted December 17, 2012)

Question 934: If the ex-spouse is married can she still receive benefits? She was married over 10 years to a railroad worker.

Answer: Generally, a remarried spouse cannot receive an annuity. A widow who remarries after 60 is the exception.


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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