Survivor annuity and Social Security


Q. I receive my deceased husband’s civil service annuity benefits monthly. I am still single. In two years, I will be eligible for Social Security benefits based on my years of working and gaining quarters. Will my monthly federal annuity be affected?

A. No, it won’t.


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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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