Where No QDRO Exists, Plan Administrator Should Follow Plan For Distribution of Benefits

The United States Supreme Court held in Kennedy v. Plan Administrator for Dupont Savings & Investment Plan, No. 07-636 (Jan. 26, 2009), that the plan administrator correctly relied on the plan language to determine that the deceased plan participant's former spouse was entitled to the plan benefits even though the spouse disclaimed the right to the benefits in her divorce decree but did not have a QDRO.

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