Q. My just-deceased husband and I had been together for over 25 years. We were married for 13 years.
Divorced, but lived together for nine years. Then we remarried for an additional three years. When he retired CSRS, he voluntarily elected survivor benefits for me as a former spouse. We didn’t remarry til I was 58. The election for survivor benefits states that it’s for me as a former spouse. Since the election was done when I was the former spouse, am I still entitled to receive the spousal benefits?
A. Yes. According to the Office of Personnel Management, all you need to do is provide them with a copy of the divorce decree.