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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

What benefits can be affected by a court order?

A court order related to your divorce or legal separation agreement can:

  • Divide your annuity;
  • Divide a refund of your retirement contributions made when you leave federal service before retirement;
  • Permit your ex-spouse to continue health insurance coverage;
  • Require you to assign your life insurance;
  • Garnish your annuity to pay alimony, child support, in cases involving child abuse, or for Chapter 13 bankruptcy;
  • Award life insurance; or
  • Award a survivor benefit.

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