Survivor annuity


Q. My late husband worked for the government and was receiving his pension before he died at the age of 59. We were married for almost 32 years. I am receiving survivor benefits. I am worried that if I do remarry, for whatever reason I might not get my survivor benefits. Without this money I could not afford to live. Is there a way that I can get a written confirmation from the government that this wont happen?

A. Yes. You’ll find what you’re looking for at Just scroll to Section 71A2.1-4.


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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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