5 CFR 838.721 - Application requirements.
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(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.
(2) OPM may require an additional application after the death of the employee, separated employee, or retiree. This additional application will be on a form prescribed by OPM.
(ii) A certification from the former spouse or the former spouse's representative that the court order is currently in force and has not been amended, superseded, or set aside;
(iii) Information sufficient for OPM to identify the employee or retiree, such as his or her full name, CSRS or FERS claim number, date of birth, and social security number;
(B) That the former spouse will notify OPM within 15 calendar days of the occurrence of any remarriage before age 55; and
(C) That the former spouse will be personally liable for any overpayment to him or her resulting from a remarriage before age 55.
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