Survivor benefits and taxes


Q. I retired from CSRS in 2005 at age 57 and 32 years of service. I elected to provide survivor benefits to my spouse at retirement (55 percent). We were divorced Sept. 16, 2013. However, I have elected to continue to provide survivor benefits for her. Are those survivor benefits tax deductible?

A. No.


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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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