Retired Pension Plan


#1

I’m writing for my neighbor to help him out. he joined the service in 1973 In 1986 he got married, so he was with his wife 6 years no counting when he was over seas. In 1992 he separated and hasnt been with his wife since, they live in 2 different states. no children. He retired in 1995. Last week he told me he pays her 300.00 a month out of his 1200.00 check because he is afraid she might go after half his check. they never got divorced. he has never filed taxes. Yes l know he got the state now taking 300.00 a month out of the 1200.00 already. And l’m sure his wife hasnt claimed 300.00 a month for 20 years. l’m pushing him to see a attorney but if i had something good to tell him or show him from here maybe he will go. Any help will be greatly appreciated. No l’m not his girlfriend just a good friend trying to help him out. He gets his check tomorrow by the 5 th he is broke till next month.


#2

I’m happy to help, but there is no question in your post.


#3

basically since he has been separated over 20 years but not legally. and only married in real time 6 years will he still have to let her get half his 1200.00 pension. thats all he gets. she works. he doesnt.


#4

The coverture fraction would be date of marriage to date of separation divided by total years of service.