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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.