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Article - State Personnel and Pensions




§21–502.

    (a)    (1)    Except as provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection, a person may not attach, execute, garnish, or otherwise seize any current or future benefit under this Division II or any money in a fund created under this Division II.

        (2)    In accordance with regulations adopted by the Board of Trustees, a court of competent jurisdiction may expressly order that a benefit under this Division II be assigned in a decree or order of alimony, child support, or divorce, or in a court–approved property settlement incident to a court decree or order.

        (3)    A court of competent jurisdiction may expressly order that a benefit under this Division II be assigned to a spouse, former spouse, child, or other dependent when an order of benefit forfeiture is issued in accordance with § 21–704 of this title.

    (b)    An assignment under this section only applies to benefits paid after the Board of Trustees receives:

        (1)    written notice of the court decree or order; and

        (2)    any additional information that the Board of Trustees requires.

    (c)    The Board of Trustees is not liable for an improper payment to a person because the Board of Trustees did not receive written notice of a court decree or order.