(a) A court order awarding a former spouse survivor annuity is not a court order acceptable
for processing unless the court order provides sufficient instructions and information
so that OPM can determine the amount of the former spouse's monthly benefit using
only the express language of the court order, subparts A, G and I of this part, and
information from normal OPM files.
(b) To provide sufficient instructions and information for OPM to compute the amount
of a former spouse survivor annuity as required by paragraph (a) of this section,
if the court order uses a formula to determine the former spouse survivor annuity,
it must not use any variables whose values are not readily ascertainable from the
face of the court order or normal OPM files.
(c) A court order awarding a former spouse survivor annuity is not a court order acceptable
for processing if OPM would have to examine a State statute or court decision (on
a different case) to understand, establish, or evaluate the formula for computing
the former spouse survivor annuity.
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