Q: My spouse resigned from government under CSRS in 1988 and took his contribution out. He died IN 2000 at age 50. He was also in the military before the government CSRS job. Is there any fund(S) left in his account such as the government contribution, etc., for beneficiaries such as adult children or his wife?
A: Since he took a refund of his contributions to the retirement fund, he canceled all rights to any future benefits. You’d have to check with his branch of service to see if there are any benefits available from them.