Are my retirement benefits subject to assignment?

No assignment of any right to an annuity, pension, or retirement allowance will be valid except:

  • assignments made pursuant to certain support orders (as discussed above),
  • assignments made to provide restitution in instances of dereliction of duty,
  • assignments made by a member for the purpose of payment of a health or life insurance premium, for a policy related to work and in effect on the member's retirement,
  • repayments of benefits paid by the Commonwealth for those individuals who have become public charges,
  • notice of levy issued by the Internal Revenue Service for the purposes of collecting unpaid federal tax.

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