FERS Supplement Continues to Spouse if I Die?

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If I’m receiving a FERS supplement and I pass away before age 62, would my wife continue to receive it?

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To be eligible for the spousal annuity supplement, the surviving spouse must be:
• Entitled to a current spouse survivor annuity;
• Under age 60;
• Entitled to Social Security survivor benefits (based on the deceased annuitant’s employment under Social Security) at age 60; and
• Not presently eligible for Social Security mother, father, or disability benefits based on the deceased account. In cases where the surviving spouse is eligible for Social Security mother’s or father’s benefits because there is an eligible child in care, failure to apply for Social Security will not allow payment of the spousal annuity supplement.
The surviving spouse’s earned Social Security benefit is not considered in determining if he or she is eligible for the spousal annuity supplement.

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