Workers' comp and survivor annuity


Q. My father is on workers’ compensation. When he passes away, would my mother be able to receive survivor benefits or pull off of his retirement for any compensation? He was in air traffic controller for 17 years and left all of his money in the system. He is 82 years old.

A. If he were to die, she would be entitled 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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