5 CFR 1651.5 - Spouse of participant.

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§ 1651.5 Spouse of participant.
(a) For purposes of payment under § 1651.2(a)(2) and establishment of beneficiary participant accounts under § 1651.19, the spouse of the participant is the person to whom the participant was married on the date of death. A person is considered to be married even if the parties are separated, unless a court decree of divorce or annulment has been entered. The state law of the participant's domicile will be used to determine whether the participant was married at the time of death.
(b) If a person claims to have a marriage at common law with a deceased participant, the TSP will pay benefits to the putative spouse under § 1651.2(a)(2) in accordance with the marital status shown on the most recent Federal income tax return filed by the participant. Alternatively, the putative spouse may submit a court order or administrative adjudication determining that the common law marriage is valid.
[71 FR 9897, Feb. 28, 2006, as amended at 75 FR 78879, Dec. 17, 2010]

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  • 2014-07-31; vol. 79 # 147 - Thursday, July 31, 2014
    1. 79 FR 44261 - Aged Beneficiary Designation Forms
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      FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD
      Final rule; correcting amendments.
      The correcting amendments are effective on July 31, 2014.
      5 CFR Part 1651

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Title 5 published on 2014-01-01

The following are ALL rules, proposed rules, and notices (chronologically) published in the Federal Register relating to 5 CFR 1651 after this date.

  • 2014-07-31; vol. 79 # 147 - Thursday, July 31, 2014
    1. 79 FR 44261 - Aged Beneficiary Designation Forms
      GPO FDSys XML | Text
      FEDERAL RETIREMENT THRIFT INVESTMENT BOARD
      Final rule; correcting amendments.
      The correcting amendments are effective on July 31, 2014.
      5 CFR Part 1651