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Dorsey v. Office of Pers. Mgmt., No. 09-3071

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By FindLaw Staff on November 25, 2009 12:47 PM

Merit Systems Protection Board's denial of petitioner's request for a survival annuity benefit based on the federal service of her late spouse is affirmed as, the Board's determination that petitioner's husband failed to elect a survivor annuity benefit during the two-year window provided for by statute is supported by substantial evidence.   

Read Dorsey v. Office of Pers. Mgmt., No. 09-3071

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Appeal from:  Merit Systems Protection Board

Decided November 25, 2009


Before Newman, Mayer, Prost, Circuit Judges

Opinion by Circuit Judge Prost


For Appellant:  Alice A. Dorsey, Rocky Ridge, Maryland

For Appellee:  John S. Groat, Commercial Litigation Branch, US Department of Justice. 

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