The end of retirement annuity


Q: My uncle’s ex-wife has been receiving half of my uncle’s retirement annuity since he retired. She never remarried and is now claiming that she can pass on her portion of the annuity when she dies. She wants to leave the annuity to her church. Can she do this?

A: No, she can’t. Her survivor annuity will end with her death.


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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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