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Frequently Asked Questions Retirement

Does OPM honor amended court orders? What should be included in the amended court orders?

Yes, we honor amended court orders. The order will be honored on the first day of the second month after it was received. OPM does not provide legal guidance; please refer to the Handbook for Attorneys: Health Benefits under the Civil Service Retirement Benefits, Federal Employees Retirement Benefits, and Federal Employees Health Benefits for additional details regarding court orders acceptable for processing.

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