Alternate Payee Information (Divorce-related statements)
When a PERS member gets divorced, courts can direct PERS to
pay benefits to what is called an “alternate payee.”
Resources regarding divorce and PERS benefits can be found
on PERS' “Getting
Divorced” webpage, including an in-depth
document about divorce and PERS benefits. PERS also has a webpage with
How your alternate payee benefit and account are structured
depends on the court order from your divorce. As a result, your alternate payee
annual statements may include information about your:
Make sure PERS has your correct date of birth on your statement,
because IAP investments are based on the year in which you were born. Learn
more about IAP
Target-Date Funds. Note that alternate payees are not eligible to choose a different target-date fund.
You can elect to begin receiving your alternate payee benefit
when your associated member (former spouse) is eligible for retirement (55 for
general service or 50 for police officers and firefighters), regardless of when
your former spouse actually retires. You also can receive this benefit if you
are still working for a PERS-participating employer.
In compliance with the
Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), PERS will provide PDF documents on this
page in an alternate format upon request. To request a document in an alternate
format, call 888-320-7377 (toll free) or TTY 503-603-7766.