Q. With a notarized signature from the spouse, can a CSRS survivor’s annuity be left to a child who was disabled before age 18?
A. No, it cannot. However, the child may be eligible for a survivor benefit if he or she was disabled before age 18, is unmarried and is unable to support himself or herself. In 2013, the children’s rate if there is a surviving parent is $492 a month. If there is no surviving parent, it’s $594 a month.