Survivor annuity


Q. I am a CSRS retiree with a survivor annuity for my spouse. She is retired with a Social Security annuity and a retirement annuity bought by her employer. She was always employed in the private sector. If I should die before her and she is eligible for the CSRS survivor annuity which I have paid for since 1993, will her Social Security annuity be affected because she will now be receiving a CSRS survivor annuity?

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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