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Disabled Worker Has Minor Children
(Posted March 29,2013)
Question 994: My ex-husband receives disability benefits through the RRB. We have two minor children. We were married for nearly 13 years before we divorced. My question to you is, am I eligible to receive "child support" or something similar to that from my ex-husband's disability payments? We have shared custody of the
Answer: As a Divorced Spouse, you are not entitled to benefits for your children. But your former husband could get an increase in his annuity if he has been granted a "Period of Disability" and the children are included in the family group.
If you are not married, you could qualify for a Divorced Spouse Annuity at 62.
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