Workers' comp and survivor annuity


Q. I have been receiving my husband’s annuity but got hurt at work and now receive workers’ compensation. Because of this, my survivor annuity has been canceled. Is this correct?

A. Yes, you have to make a choice. If you elect workers’ compensation and it is later canceled, you can once again receive your survivor annuity.


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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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