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.
Date of Report: December 20, 2012
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