A spouse annuity under the Railroad Retirement Act (RRA) is a monthly amount paid to the wife or husband of a retired railroad employee. A divorced spouse annuity under the RRA is a monthly amount paid to a person who is legally divorced from the employee. Included are the requirements you must meet to receive a spouse or divorced spouse annuity.
Shorten the processing time for your annuity application by submitting proof of your date of birth and proof of marriage or divorce to your local Railroad Retirement Board (RRB) office now. Booklet RB-3 "Furnishing Evidence to Support Your Claim" will explain acceptable evidence for proof of age and proof of marriage or divorce. Whenever sending documents to the RRB, always include your name, social security number, and daytime telephone number where you can be reached.
You may file your application up to three months before your annuity beginning date. We recommend that you read this booklet and read booklet RB-3 "Furnishing Evidence to Support Your Claim" before you file your annuity application.