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Does Filing For Railroad Spousal Benefits Require Me To File For My SS?

Hi Larry, with The Bipartisan Budget Act does filing for railroad spousal benefits require me to file for my ss as well. I turn 65 this year and want to file railroad spousal benefits and wait until my full retirement to file for my ss. Thanking you in advance.

Hi. No. You can file for any type of Railroad Retirement benefits without being required to file for Social Security benefits.

Best, Jerry

Jan 11 2023 - 5:26pm
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