Survivor benefits


Q.  My father died in 2008 and his survivor annuities went to his wife, and she died In 2009. I was wondering if his annuities are then received by my brother and me, his children. He worked for 35 years with the Postal Service and was a year away from retirement.

A. The survivor benefit based on your father’s employment ended with your mother’s death.

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Reg Jones was head of retirement and insurance policy at the Office of Personnel Management. Email your retirement-related questions to

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