Q. My wife is a retiring federal civilian employee (Federal Employees Health Benefits) and just won her military retirement appeal, which should make her eligible for Tricare. As the spouse, did I have to be covered under her FEHB coverage for five years to be eligible myself? And are there similar requirements for Tricare?
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Q. I am planning to retire from civil service. I recently divorced and my spouse will not receive spousal annuity. Do I have to provide a copy of my divorce papers with my retirement papers indicating this?
Q. Overview: I began in the Air Force Non-Appropriated Fund in 1996, enrolled in NAF retirement plan in 2000, ported to GS in 2005 with deferral of my NAF retirement (calculated at 5.27 yrs) and entered FERS. My current GS position will be abolished in 2014 (at nine years FERS). I have the potential of porting into a NAF position. I wish I had just retained NAF retirement, but lack of research and misguided human resources recommendations led me to where I am with a split retirement outlook. Given my FERS time will total only nine years at abolishment, if I move…
Q. I am a federal employee under CSRS. I carried health insurance from October 1982 until 1990 and then canceled due to being put under my spouse’s (nonfederal) health insurance. Can I use any of those years of health coverage as part of my five years of health coverage needed prior to retirement? If I retire now, do I qualify as having health benefits for five years? I have been under federal health insurance going on three years now.
Q. I am 74 years old, retired under CSRS and receiving about $1,900 per month after taxes and Medicare payments. My wife is 76 years old, retired under Social Security and receives about $290 per month after Medicare. Am I correct in the following assumptions: 1. The spouse of a Social Security retiree can receive a benefit amount up to 50 percent of what the retiree receives and not affect the retiree’s benefits. 2. The spouse of a CSRS retiree does not receive such a benefit. If I am correct, this example only helps to substantiate the idea the Congress…
Q. I am a CSRS employee. I understand that to continue my wife under my Federal Employee Health Benefits, I must elect a survivor benefit of at least $1. My medical insurance payments will, of course, be taken out of my monthly annuity. Will she be able to continue these payments at the same rate if I die before she does?
Q. I am a retired CSRS postal worker and have opted for a survivor benefit. I do not qualify for Social Security. My spouse has about 24 years of SS payments from her jobs. If I die, are her benefits, either CSRS survivor benefits or Social Security, affected? If she dies, am I entitled to any of her Social Security benefits?
Q. I am a retired CSRS employee, not eligible for any Social Security benefits. When I die, will my spouse’s survivor annuity be reduced because she is receiving her own Social Security benefits?