Special retirement supplement and survivor benefit


Q. If I predecease my wife while receiving the special retirement supplement, will she continue to receive the supplement? If not, would she be eligible for Social Security widow’s benefits at the time of my untimely demise?

A. You’ll find the answers to your questions at www.opm.gov/retirement-services/publications-forms/csrsfers-handbook/c071.pdf. Scroll to Part B2 Benefits Payable.


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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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