Survivor annuities and remarriage


Q: I have been receiving my husband’s annuity since he died in 2003. If I were to remarry, would I lose his annuity?

A: Your survivor annuity would be suspended if you were to remarry before age 55. If that remarriage ended in annulment, divorce or the death of your new spouse, the survivor annuity would be restored.


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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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