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April 1984, Vol. 107, No. 4
Surviving spouse's benefits
in private pension plans
Social science research analyst, Office of Wage and Industrial Relation, Bureau of Labor Statistics
Most private pension plans offer a lifetime minimum annuity to surviving spouses of about two-fifths of a worker's accrued benefits; however, many spouses may receive a smaller share, or may not be covered, according to a BLS analysis of plans in 1981.
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