Do I take a full survivor benefit for my wife which I estimate will be $226.00 that is deducted from my monthly retirement, or do I take some kind of guaranteed life insurance that would guarantee her an income should I pass before her?
If I were to pass away after only being retired a couple of years, I will have only had taxes excluded on a portion of my pension. If my wife and I elected no survivor annuity, does she get the remainder without paying additional taxes on it, since it has already been taxed?
I am 60. I would like to continue to work at least until I’m 62 but if I were to pass away before retiring, would my wife be able to apply for a survivor’s pension based on my being eligible for retirement at the time I died?
My husband is retired from the military. He will receive military retired pay and social security pay. Would his social security annuity be reduced if he receives my CSRS as a survivor benefit?
There are plenty of ways to mess up a divorce decree so that a surviving ex-spouse cannot claim a survivor annuity. This recent case is yet another example of what not to do.
In yet another case involving the current wife and ex-wife fighting over a federal retiree’s survivor’s annuity, the appeals court finds error in handling by OPM and MSPB and bounces the case back for another round. See why.
Federal employees have some unique features to their financial lives, so financial advisors should know about them.
A retired federal employee killed his wife. Should the sons of the former federal employee receive the lump-sum payment from his annuity or should the son of the retired federal employee’s wife receive the money? The MSPB decides.
Imagine you’re retired and living on a fixed income of $5,200/month. But suddenly your income dropped to $3,000/month. What changes would you have to make? Would you be able to stay retired? Who is faced with this situation?