Is the survivor benefit the same if I am retired on disability?
A survivor benefit equal to one half of your annual pay rate at death or one half of your high-3 average pay, plus an annually-indexed lump-sum amount is payable if you had at least 18 months of service.

If you had at least 10 years of service, a survivor annuity is paid that varies according to your age at death. If death occurred after age 62, the annuity is computed the same as it would be for the survivor of any other retiree, at either 50 or 25 percent. If before age 62, the earned annuity is increased by the time between retirement and age 62 and the average salary is increased by annual inflation adjustments in that time, and either 50 or 25 percent of that amount is paid.

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