Former President Jimmy Carter does not receive federal retirement health benefits because he only worked for the government for four years, less than the five years needed to qualify

Good Question: What Benefits Do Former Presidents Receive?

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Former President George W. Bush is recovering Tuesday from a successful surgery that put a stent in his heart. According to a statement released by his spokesperson, doctors at a clinic in Dallas discovered a blocked artery Monday in his routine annual exam.

The former president’s surgery took place at a private hospital in Dallas, which had some people wondering: What benefits do former presidents receive? How about members of Congress after they leave office?

“If you’re coming from a big company, you’re going to get a generous retirement package, that’s kind of ballpark for a president or member of Congress,” said Larry Jacobs, a political science professor with the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. “It’s a g… Continue Reading