Survivor annuity


Q. I received a survivor annuity when my first husband died at age 32 (he worked for the Capitol Police). I remarried before I turned 55 and the annuity stopped. Was this correct?

A. Yes, it was. You would have been allowed to continue receiving the survivor annuity only if you had been married to your spouse for at least 30 years before he died.


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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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