Is my ex wife entitled to my FERS retirement?

Is my ex wife entitled to my FERS retirement?

Former spouses of employees or annuitants are not eligible for FEDVIP, even if a court order gives them FEHB eligibility. A court order cannot require an agency or retirement system to enroll an employee or annuitant in a FEDVIP plan to cover his/her children if he/she refuses to do so.

What happens to federal pension in divorce?

If you are divorced after retirement from a spouse to whom you were married at retirement, OPM will honor the terms of a qualifying court order for that person to the extent that your annuity was reduced at retirement; if you did not elect to provide a survivor annuity for that spouse at retirement, the court order …

How do I contact OPM retirement?

Annuitants must contact the OPM Retirement Office at 1-888-767-6738* or send an email to [email protected]

Can OPM retirement be garnished?

No, in most cases debt collectors and creditors cannot garnish federal benefits. Federal law protects or “exempts” certain funds or benefits from garnishment. Veteran’s benefits. Civil service and federal retirement and disability benefits.

How do I keep my pension in a divorce?

There are two basic ways to treat a pension in a divorce: either both spouses can agree to share the monthly annuity payments (or lump-sum payment) during retirement, or they can divide the present value of the pension at the time of the divorce.

What is the phone number for OPM retirement services?

Our number is 888-767-6738 but you may also contact us via email at [email protected]

Can the IRS take your Social Security check?

Under the automated Federal Payment Levy Program, the IRS can garnish up to 15 percent of Social Security benefits. For example, if your benefit is $1,000, the IRS can take up to $150. The IRS can garnish everything over those amounts.

Are pensions Judgement proof?

If your income is protected from garnishment and you have no assets (house, property, savings etc.) with which to pay your debt, you may be ‘Judgment Proof’. Income that can NOT be garnished: TANF, GAU, SSI, SSDI, SSA, Food Stamps, child support, pension, etc.