U.S. Code of Federal Regulations
Regulations most recently checked for updates: Oct 17, 2019
To be eligible for a divorced spouse annuity, the employee annuitant must be at least age 62 and the divorced spouse (see § 222.22 of this chapter) must:
(a) Be the divorced wife or husband of an employee;
(b) Stop work for a railroad employer;
(c) Not be entitled to an old-age or disability benefit under the Social Security Act based on a primary insurance amount that is equal to or greater than one-half of the employee's tier I primary insurance amount; and either
(d) Have attained retirement age; or
(e) Have attained age 62 but be under retirement age. The annuity is reduced for each month the spouse is under retirement age at the time the annuity begins.