Originally Posted by PandaBear
So I know this is a little after the fact, but I had my retirement planning session with a CAL STRS representative today. I double checked and yes, if a spouse dies at any time after you take your benefits, you revert to the “member only” option.
I probably asked the rep three times, to check and double check.
Panda Bear, sorry I confused the situation. I was wrong. You DO revert back to "member only" after the death of your spouse, according to CalSTRS website. Thanks for clarifying.
ER'd 6/5/2015 at age 58. DW targets R in 2021 and will then start her SS.
Planned WR before my SS (2022-2026) is 4-5%, then we will start my SS and a lower WR at age 70 (2027)