Tag: Survivor Benefit

Top Mistakes on Federal Retirement Applications

September 30, 2020 11:13 AM

Ensuring your retirement forms are filled out correctly is important to ensure a smooth application process. These are some common errors to watch for.

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What Benefits Will Your Family Have When You Pass Away?

July 24, 2020 10:17 AM

These are some benefits available to federal employees the can be transferred to their survivors.

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No Written Election by the Retiree Results in No Survivor’s Annuity

April 9, 2020 11:50 AM
No Written Election by the Retiree Results in No Survivor’s Annuity

The widow of a deceased federal annuitant cannot collect a survivor’s annuity because her spouse never elected one for her.

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Will Your Surviving Spouse Need Your Federal Health Insurance?

April 4, 2020 10:07 AM
Will Your Surviving Spouse Need Your Federal Health Insurance?

These are some important things to keep in mind about your federal benefits if you think your spouse will need your health insurance if you predecease him or her.

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Federal Employee Survivor Spousal Checklist

July 9, 2019 5:09 PM
Federal Employee Survivor Spousal Checklist

What should a federal employee’s surviving spouse do when s/he dies? This is a checklist for handling federal benefits.

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The Best Time to Collect Social Security

February 5, 2019 2:54 PM
The Best Time to Collect Social Security

The best time to begin collecting Social Security is different for everyone. The author offers some points to consider in making the decision.

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Choosing the Correct Survivor Annuity Option

Choosing the Correct Survivor Annuity Option

There are three survivor annuity options for FERS employees. The author explains the differences and whether life insurance can serve as a replacement.

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Marrying Before or After Your Federal Retirement: Pros vs. Cons

March 14, 2018 10:33 AM
Marrying Before or After Your Federal Retirement: Pros vs. Cons

I’m retiring in a few years and I’m in a long-term relationship, but I’m not married. What are the pros and cons of marrying before or after retirement?

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5 Things a Widow or Widower Would Tell You About FERS Survivor Benefits + A Common Question

February 15, 2018 3:53 PM
5 Things a Widow or Widower Would Tell You About FERS Survivor Benefits + A Common Question

How much does your spouse receive from your FERS pension if you pass away? That depends on the survivor benefit option you choose.

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This Widow Does Not Meet the Legal Definition of ‘Widow’ for Federal Retirement Purposes

This Widow Does Not Meet the Legal Definition of ‘Widow’ for Federal Retirement Purposes

The widow of an FBI employee is ruled not eligible for a FERS annuity survivor’s benefit since the length of her marriage was less than 9 months at the time of her husband’s death.

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