Tag: Annuity

Should You Elect a Survivor Benefit for Your Spouse?

By on January 14, 2010 in Retirement with 0 Comments

Should you elect a survivor benefit for your spouse? You must pay for survivor benefits out of your annuity. Here are the costs and some of the considerations when you make this decision.

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Electing a Survivor Annuity: Follow Legal Requirements or Lose the Benefit

By on December 18, 2009 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

A surviving widow of a retired federal employee tried without success to convince OPM, the MSPB and the appeals court that her deceased husband had provided her a survivor’s annuity.

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Who Will Get the Retirement Annuity?

By on April 10, 2007 in Court Cases with 0 Comments

What will happen to a federal employee’s annuity in the event of a divorce? The answer is not always clear–even after a decision from OPM and the MSPB as demonstrated by this case.

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“Honey, I Forgot To Give My Former Wife A Survivor Annuity”

By on May 17, 2005 in Retirement with 0 Comments

The federal retirement system can be complex and confusing. Add a divorce into the mix, and the confusion and complexity increase. Here is a recent case that shows how confusing the issue of a survivor annuity can become as a result of a divorce.

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Sick Leave, Retirement Annuities, and CSRS Employees

By on October 1, 2004 in Retirement with 0 Comments

CSRS employees get credit for unused sick leave when they retire which can create confusion for employees under FERS.

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