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To: LeGrande

While the following benefits are expressed as a percentage of an employee’s benefits, their payment does not reduce the employee’s benefit. The spousal benefit can be paid in addition to the employee’s Social Security benefit.

Married to the employee for at least 1 year, or, if less than 1 year, is the parent of the employee’s child, and meets one of the following age requirements:

a. Any age, with entitled child under age 16 or disabled in care (payment rate is 50% of employee’s full benefit).

b. Age 65 (50% of employee’s full benefit).

c. Age 62-64 (50% of employee’s full benefit, permanently reduced for each month of entitlement prior to age 65).

Divorced spouse, married to the employee at least 10 years, and meets one of the following age requirements:

a. Age 65 (50% of employee’s full benefit).

b. Age 62-64 (50% of employee’s full benefit, permanently reduced for each month of entitlement prior to age 65).

http://www.opm.gov/fers_election/html/more_10.htm


114 posted on 06/06/2008 7:42:23 PM PDT by Alice in Wonderland (4-Hshootingsports.org)
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To: Alice in Wonderland

That was spousal benefits, we are talking about dependents.


115 posted on 06/06/2008 8:08:45 PM PDT by LeGrande
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