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Old 02-12-2018, 10:35 AM   #1
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Does anyone know if I leave a CSRS (civil service) survivor benefit to my spouse. Will his Social Security payment be reduced because of the survivor benefit?
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Does anyone know if I leave a CSRS (civil service) survivor benefit to my spouse. Will his Social Security payment be reduced because of the survivor benefit?
No, I don't believe so. He should be able to receive whatever SS benefit he is normally entitled to.
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I am sure that under current rules it would not reduce SS, because it is not earned income. But you might want to reassure yourself 100% by asking your HR department, and OPM.
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My understanding is that it runs the other way, you would not be able to get his Social Security payment in addition to your pension if he died before you.

https://www.ssa.gov/pubs/EN-05-10007.pdf
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