50 U.S. Code § 2033 - Election of survivor benefits for certain former spouses divorced as of November 15, 1982
(a) Former spouses as of November 15, 1982
(b) Time for making election
(1) If the participant or former participant has not retired under such system on or before November 15, 1982, an election under this section may be made at any time before retirement.
(2) If the participant or former participant has retired under such system on or before November 15, 1982, an election under this section may be made within such period after November 15, 1982, as the Director may prescribe.
(c) Base for annuity
An election under this section may provide for a survivor annuity based on all or any portion of that part of the annuity of the participant which is not designated or committed as a base for a survivor annuity for a spouse or any other former spouse of the participant. The participant and the participant’s spouse may make an election under section 2031 (b)(1)(B) of this title before the time of retirement for the purpose of allowing an election to be made under this section.
(d) Reduction in participant’s annuity
Source(Pub. L. 88–643, title II, § 223, as added Pub. L. 102–496, title VIII, § 802,Oct. 24, 1992, 106 Stat. 3216.)
A prior section 223 ofPub. L. 88–643, as added Pub. L. 97–269, title VI, § 607,Sept. 27, 1982, 96 Stat. 1151; amended Pub. L. 99–335, title V, § 501(2),June 6, 1986, 100 Stat. 622, related to election of survivor benefits for certain former spouses and was set out as a note under section 403 of this title prior to the general amendment of Pub. L. 88–643by section 802 ofPub. L. 102–496.