CSRS Offset, survivor benefit and Social Security


Q. My husband will retire in about three years under CSRS Offset. We will both be 65. Will the fact that we are opting for the full survivor benefit affect my Social Security benefits?

A. No, it will have no effect on your earned Social Security benefit.


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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 fedexperts@federaltimes.com.

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