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Summary of Women's Pension Protection Act of 2002; Text of Kennedy/Snowe 'Dear Colleague' Letter (PDF)
U.S. Senators Edward M. Kennedy, Olympia J. SnoweLink to more items from this source
July 12, 2002
Excerpt: Gives spouses the option of a 75% survivor benefit in addition to the current 50% survivor payment.... Gives spouses the right to consent to lump sum payments of [401(k)] plan benefits.... Gives divorced spouses the ability to receive a share of their former spouses' pension benefits after a divorce ... even if the orders are issued long after the divorce. Gives widows and widowers of former federal employees the right to receive survivor benefits.

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