Calculation start from date of Employment or Marriage?

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My question is for my FERS retirement which the COAP states: Spouse will receive Twenty-five percent (25%) of the FERS gross monthly annuity earned by the Retiree during the marriage. Although married (91-03) approximately 12 years = 144 months however; I was not employed by Civil Service until later half way through the marriage in 1999. Will calculation be from start of service date?

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Asked on December 29, 2017 7:46 pm
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Please see my previous response on this topic: https://ask.fedweek.com/forum/how-to-calculate-ex-wifes-portion-of-my-fers-retirement-annuity/ It should answer your question completely.

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Answered on December 29, 2017 10:04 pm
<p>Ok, but in reviewing the post(s) doesn&#8217;t specifically answer my question regarding 60 months vs 144 months i.e. started service in 1999 not in 1991. I would think that OPM will arrive at 60 months as the COAP states &#8220;25% of FERS gross monthly annuity earned by the retiree during the marriage. The marriage began on MM/DD/1991 and terminated on MM/DD/2003&#8221;<br /> That being said I guess I could calculate both low and high to show the difference. She already get 25% of my Military pension reason for the 25%.<br /> 60/342=17.54% @25%=4.38% marital share $2120&#215;4.38% = $92.85<br /> 144/342=42.10% @25%=10.52% marital share $2120&#215;10.52% = $223.02</p>
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Unfortunately OPM is the final arbiter. I suggest you contact them at at 202-606-0222.

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Answered on January 17, 2018 6:15 pm