In response to the announcement from the Obama Administration that it is extending marriage benefits to same sex couples, the Office of Personnel Management has proposed changing the definition of spouse for the purposes of providing federal benefits.
If an employee remains retired but the spouse works and makes more than 15k, does the FERS supplement drop out?
Can you do the restrictive spousal benefit if you wait until full Social Security retirement age?
My wife is German, but is a resident alien of the US. Will she be entitled to a Social Security benefit even though she has not worked in the US?
If a wife passes no later than 12-31-14, does her husband continue to receive a spousal benefit, after she passes?
Will your spouse get a survivor’s benefit from your civil service annuity? In same cases, you may be surprised to find that the answer is “no”. A group has asked OPM to notify all Civil Service Retirement System participants about a provision that is unknown to many and that could result in a spouse not getting this important benefit.