Q. My husband and I each receive a CSRS retirement. If we become citizens of another country, what happens to our CSRS retirement? Do we continue to retain this retirement income? A. Yes, unless you move to one of the blocked countries, such as North Korea.
Q. My husband will be retiring from the federal government under CSRS. I, his wife, am a permanent alien resident. I have heard that because I am not a citizen, I would receive only 55 percent of the survivor annuity. Is that true? Do I need to become a citizen before he retires? A. No. You would receive 55 percent of his unreduced annuity if he were to die.