Research Notes

Widow’s pension awarded by OPM during MSPB appeal

The Office of Personnal Management reversed its position and awarded a survivor annuity to the former spouse of a deceased federal employee.  OPM had twice denied the widow’s application for death benefits, before she sought legal advice from our office.  Prior to the hearing, we filed briefs that convinced OPM to rescind its former decision and award the lifetime benefits to the widow.   OPM then faxed us a letter on 12/05/08, just prior to the pre-hearing conference that day, telling us of their favorable decision.

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