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

Answers are provided by Robert S. Kaufman

Divorced Spouse of 60/30 Retiree

(Posted March 25, 2013)

Question 992: I was married for 29 years to a rail worker. He retired at 60 after 34 years of service. I'm now divorced. What percentage I will draw when I am 60?

Answer: As a divorced spouse you are not eligible for an annuity until 62, providing you have not remarried.

If you take it before you reach your full retirement age, your annuity will be reduced.

It also will be reduced if you receive Social Security.


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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