Survivor annuity


Q. My husband has been on workers’ compensation (previous air traffic controller) since 1980. If he should die before me, will I receive any monthly benefits?

A. Assuming that he didn’t ask for a refund of this retirement contributions, you’d receive a survivor annuity. If he took a refund, you wouldn’t be entitled to any 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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