Pension for federal employee’s spouse


Q. My husband is drawing his pension from the federal government. At what age can I start drawing my portion of his pension?

A. You aren’t entitled to anything while he is alive. If he elected a survivor benefit for you, then you’d be entitled to that if he died before you.


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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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