Ask The Experts: Retirement

By Reg Jones

Post office survivor annuity

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Q: My husband passed away Jan. 25, 2009, and I’m receiving his Social Security benefits, as well as benefits from the U.S. Postal Service. If I remarry, will I lose the benefits from the USPS? I know I will still collect his Social Security.

A: Unless you were to remarry before age 55, your survivor annuity wouldn’t be affected. If you did remarry before age 55, that annuity would be suspended. It could only be restarted is the marriage were ended by annulment, divorce or the death of the new spouse.

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  1. Tim Rowse Says:
    October 15th, 2010 at 10:09 am

    As far as postal employees receiving early out again, I doubt it. I left Jun l, 09, I didn’t receive severance pay. Those who waited till Sep 09, got l5,000, what a crock!!! I am still waiting for severance pay until the day I die.