An IEDS, who was eligible or entitled to a pension before December 1, 1982 but did
not meet the 1977 entitlement requirements for the GPO exemption because IEDS benefits
did not exist in 1977, may become exempt to GPO when the number holder (NH):
dies; becomes entitled to retirement or disability benefits; or
provides one-half support to the divorced spouse at the time the divorced spouse files
his or her application. For DIB cases requiring one-half support, see RS 01301.015.
While receiving IEDS benefits, diary the case at 1-year intervals until the number
holder (NH) is entitled or the IEDS benefit converts due to the NH's death. At that
time, remove the GPO.