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MARRIAGE AFTER RETIREMENT WHILE HAVING FORMER SPOUSE COVERAGE
Former spouse SBP coverage may be changed after retirement to cover a new spouse only if:
----> a. The former spouse election was required by a court order and the retiree provides an acceptable certified court order permitting the change, or
-----> b. The former spouse election was made to comply with an agreement that is not part of a court order and the former spouse agrees in writing to the requested change.
Thank you! Since it does not stipulate who pays the monthly premium, we will try to have her pay it. If she opts out because she doesn't want to pay the $250/month, at that time, based on the information you have provided, is it possible to receive this benefit? I understand that it is with a court order, or with her agreeing in writing?
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