Q. I was married to a civil service employee for 35 years. He retired while we were married and took the survivor annuity option. When we divorced, the court order specified I would receive this benefit when he died.
I retired several years ago and receive my own Social Security.
My ex-husband passed away recently. Will I receive the full survivor annuity and the full Social Security benefits I have earned, or will one or the other be reduced?
A. You will receive the survivor annuity benefit and your earned Social Security benefit, with no reduction in either.