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Divorced Spouse Can Receive an Annuity from Railroad Retirement
(Posted January 30, 2013)
Question 960: I have been divorced from a railroad employee for 17 years. We were married for 14 years. In my divorce papers it says I am not entitled to any railroad retirement benefits. (My ex convinced me that I would be taking some of HIS retirement money away from him!) Can I get this modified so that when he retires I can get a benefit?
Answer: A Divorced Spouse Annuity is provided by law to a divorced spouse who was married to the rail worker for at least 10 years, regardless of what your final divorce decree states. It begins at 62 as long as you are not married then. It would be reduced by any Social Security that you receive.
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