Q. My husband passed away as a CSRS employee with over 30 years service. Would I be eligible to collect his pension as well as Social Security on his record. And, as my Social Security is less than his, would the CSRS Social Security be affected?
A. You are automatically entitled to an annuity and to the greater of the two Social Security benefits. To receive them, you’ll have to immediately report his death to OPM and the Social Security Administration. Your late husband’s personnel office can help you do that.