Will My Social Security Disability Be Affected By My Husband's CSRS Pension?

Oct 15 2018 - 12:47pm

Hi Larry, I am currently collecting Social Security Disability. I worked for the Census Bureau for about 20 years. My husband has worked for the Postal Service for 45 years and will be retiring soon. He is a CSRS employee. Will my Social Security be affected by his pension income? Thank you for your help.

Hi,

No. Your husband's Civil Service (CSRS) pension won't have any effect on your Social Security disability benefits. Even if he was to die before you and you qualify for a CSRS survivor annuity, your survivor benefits from CSRS would have no adverse effect on your Social Security benefits.

Best, Jerry