Human Resources and Security Specialists should use this tool to determine the correct investigation level for any covered position within the U.S. Federal Government.
If married at the time of retirement, and you decide not to provide a survivor benefit, your spouse must sign the Spouse’s Consent to your Election in the presence of a notary or other authorized official. To avoid a delay in processing, the document (SF-2801-2 for CSRS or SF-3107-2 for FERS) must accompany your application for retirement. The consent requirement can only be waived under certain circumstances such as when the spouse’s whereabouts are unknown.
A decision not to provide a survivor benefit becomes final 30 days after the date of your first regular payment.
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