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Support center / Learn more about the Marital Survey

Learn more about the Marital Survey

FAQs and answers about the Marital Survey.

Questions and answers

You received a Marital Survey because Marital Surveys are mailed yearly to all annuitants currently receiving a survivor annuity benefit, to determine if remarriage has occurred prior to age 55.

Yes. All Marital Surveys must be completed and returned. Benefits will be suspended for those annuitants who do not complete and return the survey.

You will continue to receive a Marital Survey until you reach age 55.

Please complete the Marital Survey form and return it in the envelope included, along with a copy of your marriage certificate.

Please complete the Marital Survey form and return it in the envelope provided, along with a copy of your marriage certificate and divorce decree. You are entitled to benefits for the periods which you were not married.

You lose eligibility for health benefits coverage with OPM for all periods in which you are not entitled to survivor benefits. You may qualify for temporary health benefits coverage that requires that you pay the premiums directly. Please contact OPM's Health Benefits Unit at 202-606-5148.

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Phone: 1-888-767-6738
TTY: 711

Hours: Monday thru Friday, 7:40 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. ET
Closed on federal holidays

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Retirement Operations Center
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
Post Office Box 45
Boyers, PA 16017

You can meet with one of our Customer Service Specialists in person. We serve walk-ins on a first come, first served basis—no appointment necessary.

Retirement Services Support Center
U.S. Office of Personnel Management
1900 E. Street, NW
Room 1323
Washington, DC 20415
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Hours: Monday thru Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET
Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET
Closed on federal holidays

OPM Retirement Services does not have a main fax number.

You should only fax us documents if an official OPM form or one of our Customer Service Specialists asks you to (the fax number will be provided on the form, or the Customer Service Specialist will provide you one.) Otherwise, you should mail us your documents.