How to Calculate portion of FERS annuity for ex-spouse. I am a current reitree from Federal Service

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During my divorce settlement agreement, is it possible to offer my ex-spouse a required amount of annuity (FERS) for a certain amount of years (i.e. 5 years until he reaches 62) or do I have to pay until he or I die? I will NOT offer survivorship 25% benefits if this is the route I go as I will revoke this survivor benefits in place. I was married 10 years of my 30.6 years of federal service.

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Asked on January 6, 2021 4:31 pm
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Whatever is written in the COAP is what will be provided. Be sure it is clear or OPM will return it.

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Answered on February 4, 2021 9:27 pm
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I am eligible to retire in November 2021 but plan to stay until December 31, 2021. I began my career in February 1989. My ex and I were married at the time of the beginning of my career. We divorced in July of 1999. She was awarded 50% of my FERS retirement in our divorce decree, which we both agreed upon.
Now, just months away from retirement, I find out OPM changed their calculation "rules" to include my FERS supplement. The supplement was not included in the standard calculations at the time of our divorce. Only FERS itself was being divided among the vast majority of divorced couples. Many of us signed our agreements years or even decades before this "change". And we signed them based on the knowledge and current practices at the time of our divorces. How is this even legal? And is there any recourse we can take?

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Answered on October 5, 2021 11:46 pm