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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

As a retiree, what kind of benefits are payable to my survivor?

The types of benefits payable are current spouse survivor annuities, former spouse annuities voluntarily elected or awarded by court order in divorces granted on/after May 7, 1985; or a one-time lump sum benefit.

Under FERS, a basic employee death benefit may be payable to the surviving widow or widower of an employee who dies while employed.

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