Q. I have 20 years of service under FERS, but I am only 41. If I work a few more years, take a deferred retirement, and then die before reaching age 60, will my wife still be entitled to claim the survivor benefit/annuity? Can you point me to the reference?
A. Yes. You’ll find the reference you are looking for at www.opm.gov/pubs/handbook/C072.pdf.