FERS divorce and postponed annuity

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I have a divorce decree that has been approved by OPM and awards my ex-spouse a portion of my retirement. What would be the impact, if any, on her getting her portion if I decide to retire but not take my annuity while I work outside of government? Does her share start when I decide to take mine or does hers begin when I retire? I have over 30 years in.

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Asked on April 2, 2021 7:36 pm
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The award to the former spouse cannot commence until you collect your retirement. Your statement "if I decide to retire..." indicates you are taking your retirement benefits, in which case she would begin to collect when you begin your benefits.

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