On June 6, 1986, the entire system was altered for incoming employees in a “new” system called the Federal Employees’ Retirement System or FERS. The legislation that created FERS also created a defined contribution retirement account called the “Thrift Savings Plan” (“TSP”). In 2001, the defined contribution program was also made available to those in the armed forces. An order dividing Civil Service retirement benefits is required by regulation to be titled “COAP,” and an order dividing a TSP account is a “RBCO.” However, if the participant has both a federal pension and a TSP account, both can be divided in the COAP.
The rules associated with the division of either a CSRS or FERS pension are rather draconian. Missed deadlines result in missed opportunities to get a fair share of the pension. There is no way to recover from a missed benefit if a COAP is being submitted after the participant retires. You just don’t get what you should have received.
The Attorney’s and staff at QDRO Masters have been writing COAP’s for over two decades. We have the experience and skill to avoid the pitfalls associated with drafting federal orders. If you are needing a COAP drafted, no matter if it is for a CSRS or a FERS pension, let the professionals at QDRO Masters make sure it is done correctly.
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I can’t thank attorney Richard Crane and his paralegal Victoria Javiel enough for making sure that my son and I received what right and fair re: NV PERS. My son is medically complex and I feel it’s because of their true care and compassion, that the right thing is happening.
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