Social Security benefits for widow


Q. I am currently receiving a CSRS pension of $3000 a month. My spouse will not receive CSRS Survivors Benefit when I die. I have over 40 quarters of Social Security contributions.
Will my spouse be eligible to receive Social Security Survivor benefits when I die?

A. Yes


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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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