A retired Air Force member's former spouse claimed entitlement to his Survivor Benefit Plan (SBP) annuity. The Air Force had held that it did not timely receive the member's court-ordered request for former spouse coverage. GAO held that the claimant was entitled to an SBP annuity after properly executing a second request for former spouse coverage, since the court retaining jurisdiction over the divorce settlement approved an agreement that enforced the original court order. Accordingly, the claim was allowed.
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