Remarrying and annuity


Q. A widower is receiving death annuity payments from a deceased wife.  He is now age 73 and would like to remarry.  He is retiring in 30 days and wanted to know if he would lose the annuity?

A. Remarrying would have no effect on his continued entitlement to a survivor annuity.


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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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