TN 26 (04-12)

GN 02608.105 Exemption Due to Pension Eligibility Before July 1983 and One-Half Support Met

A. Eligible or entitled to pension before July 1983

GPO does not apply to benefits payable for December 1982 and later, if the spouse:

  • is eligible for or entitled to a government pension before July 1, 1983 (If pension eligibility began in June 1983, see GN 02608.106), and

  • meets the one-half support requirement. For an explanation of the one-half support requirement, see RS 01301.010 and RS 01301.015.

B. Proofs for exemption

Obtain the following documentation before applying the exemption:

  • evidence of one-half support (both men and women), and

  • evidence of pension eligibility or entitlement before July 1983 from the employer or pension paying agency.

You may use Civil Service Annuity (CSA) numbers as evidence of pension eligibility. For more information on CSA numbers, see GN 02608.100C.5.


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GN 02608.105 - Exemption Due to Pension Eligibility Before July 1983 and One-Half Support Met - 04/03/2012
Batch run: 04/03/2012
Rev:04/03/2012