5 CFR 838.721 - Application requirements.
(1) A former spouse (personally or through a representative) must apply in writing to be eligible for a former spouse survivor annuity based on a court order acceptable for processing. No special form is required to give OPM notice of the court order.
(1) The application letter under paragraph (a)(1) of this section must be accompanied by -
(i) A certified copy of the court order;
(iv) The current mailing address of the former spouse;
(vi) A statement in the form prescribed by OPM certifying -
(A) That the former spouse has not remarried before age 55;
(C) That the former spouse will be personally liable for any overpayment to him or her resulting from a remarriage before age 55.
(2) OPM may subsequently require recertification of the statements required by this paragraph.