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Q & A Session – Maximum Retirement Benefits Refund

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience. Q: When I retire, I will have worked over two years beyond the CSRS maximum pension computation formula of 42 years. I understand the overpayment will be refunded to me, however, as required by a court order my ex receives some of my pension. Does this mean when I receive the refund, my ex will get a portion of it? Is it possible to obtain my refund by means other than…

Q & A Session – Garnishment of FERS Annuity Retirement Benefits

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Ask the Lawyer received the following question (paraphrased for easier reading and clarity) from a reader on a legal matter that might be of interest to the entire audience. Q: Are FERS annuity retirement benefits subject to garnishment by the state court as a result of a civil verdict? A: That depends on the type of civil lawsuit. Generally, FERS benefits may not be garnished by state courts. This is explained by Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Part 838. There is an important exception to this rule though. Title 5 of the Code of Federal Regulations, Parts…