Q. I am a retired postal worker covered by Blue Cross/Blue Shield federal employee program. I am also on Medicare. My wife just received her Medicare card. She is 65. I need your help in making a decision: Do I keep the health insurance I have, or do I apply for Medicare supplement plan?
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Q. Please clarify where you obtained the answer to the question below, which was posted on your website. I have contacted the Social Security office and have been told that my spouse’s earned Social Security benefits will be offset by 2/3 of the survivor benefit should I die. And if the offset is higher than my spouse’s Social Security benefit, then the Social Security benefit will be zero. Your answer to the question says the complete opposite: —- Q. I am collecting a pension under CSRS. My wife, who has worked and contributed to Social Security, plans to start collecting…
Q. My husband passed away last year, was retired and drew CSRS. I am now receiving the survivor benefit. When I retire and draw Social Security, will there be an offset on either the survivor benefit or Social Security?
Q. My father is on workers’ compensation. When he passes away, would my mother be able to receive survivor benefits or pull off of his retirement for any compensation? He was in air traffic controller for 17 years and left all of his money in the system. He is 82 years old.
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?