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dc.contributor.authorPurcell, Patrick
dc.date.accessioned2020-11-25T15:18:21Z
dc.date.available2020-11-25T15:18:21Z
dc.date.issued2008-04-03
dc.identifier.other485202
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/1813/78100
dc.description.abstract[Excerpt] A former spouse of a federal employee may be entitled to a share of the employee’s retirement annuity under the Civil Service Retirement System (CSRS) or the Federal Employees’ Retirement System (FERS) if this has been authorized by a state court decree of divorce, annulment, or legal separation. An employee also may voluntarily elect a survivor annuity for a former spouse. A state court can award a former spouse a share of the employee’s retirement annuity, a survivor annuity, or both. A court also can award a former spouse of a federal employee a portion of the employee’s Thrift Savings Plan (TSP) account balance as part of a divorce settlement. This report will be updated as legislative developments warrant.
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.subjectretirement
dc.subjectbenefits
dc.subjectfederal employees
dc.subjectspouses
dc.subjectsurvivor
dc.subjectdivorced
dc.subjectsettlement
dc.subjectpublic policy
dc.subjectlegislation
dc.titleRetirement and Survivor Annuities for Former Spouses of Federal Employees
dc.typeunassigned
dc.description.legacydownloadsRS22856_20080403.pdf: 11769 downloads, before Oct. 1, 2020.
local.authorAffiliationPurcell, Patrick: Congressional Research Service; Domestic Social Policy Division


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