Editorial Notes

2009—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–84 substituted “based, until the employee or Member is reemployed in the service subject to this chapter.” for “based.” in concluding provisions.

2000—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 106–361 amended par. (1) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) read as follows: “Payment of the lump-sum credit under subsection (a)—

“(A) may be made only if any current spouse and any former spouse of the employee or Member are notified of the application by the employee or Member; and

“(B) in any case in which there is a former spouse, shall be subject to the terms of a court decree of divorce, annulment, or legal separation issued with respect to such former spouse if—

“(i) the decree expressly relates to any portion of the lump-sum credit involved; and

“(ii) payment of the lump-sum credit would affect any right or interest of the former spouse with respect to a survivor annuity under section 8445, or to any portion of an annuity under section 8467.”