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You just want retirement information or you want to collect on money? It sounds like he is still enlisted?
Do you know that you qualify for his a portion of his benefits already? It would be for a portion of his Disposable Retired Pay correct?
You mention that you have a DRO already, does the DRO make reference to the military pension? (Just trying to understand where you are at and not waste time).
The QDRO is only for a civil 401(k). It is a different, but simpler, procedure to divide the military pension. Does the divorce decree make any mention of splitting the military pension?
I am confused now. Are you looking to divide a military benefit so that you get it or are you trying to help him get his shared of your pension?
The QDRO won't say anything about military pension. You will need to check the Decree to confirm if it awards you a portion of the military benefit. Once you have that, then there is a process to undertake with the military and I can assist you with that.
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Ok, that is what I initially understood the case to be. So yes, first need the language from your decree stating that you are awarded a portion of his Military Retirement Benefit.
That is great. Here is where you go to complete the application then:
Let me know if you have any specific questions related to the application process.
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