Q. I’m a CSRS employee with 35 years of service. I also have 21 quarters toward Social Security. I’m 66 years old. I was married for 15 years and my ex-wife is retired under Social Security. Am I entitled to a Social Security benefit on my ex-wife’s service?
A. You’ll find a explanation the Social Security Administration’s former spouse requirements and benefits at https://www.ssa.gov/planners/retire/yourdivspouse.html. However, when you retire, that benefit will be subject to the government pension offset provision of law. The GPO will reduce your Social Security spousal benefit by $2 for every $3 you receive in your CSRS annuity.