t- .•?*«?•,-xv-i* '.'"• -^-^-i' PUBLIC LAW 101-650 —DEC. 1, 1990 104 STAT. 5107 "(A) may be made only while an individual is a judge of the Claims Court (except that in the case of an individual who fails to be reappointed as judge at the expiration of a term of office, such election may be made at any time before the day after the day on which his or her successor takes office); and "(B) once made, shall, subject to subsection (k), be irrevocable. "(2) A judge who elects to receive an annuity under this section shall not be entitled to receive— "(A) any annuity to which such judge would otherwise have been entitled under subchapter III of chapter 83, or under chapter 84, of title 5, for service performed as a judge or otherwise; "(B) an annuity or salary in senior status or retirement under section 371 or 372 of this title; "(C) retired pay under section 7447 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986; or "(D) retired pay under section 4096 of title 38, "(g) For purposes of calculating the years of service of an individual under subsections (a) and (c), only those years of service as a judge of the Claims Court or a commissioner of the United States Court of Claims shall be credited, and that portion of the aggregate number of years of such service that is a fractional part of 1 year shall not be credited if it is less than 6 months, and shall be credited if it is 6 months or more. "(h) An annuity under this section shall be payable at the times and in the same manner as the salary of a Claims Court judge in regular active service. Such annuity shall begin to accrue on the day following the day on which the annuitant's salary as a judge in regular active service ceases to accrue. "(i)(l) Payments under this section which would otherwise be made to a judge of the Claims Court based upon his or her service shall be paid (in whole or in part) by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts to another person if and to the extent expressly provided for in the terms of any court decree of divorce, annulment, or legal separation, or the terms of any court order or court-approved property settlement agreement incident to any court decree of divorce, annulment, or legal separation. Any payment under this paragraph to a person bars recovery by any other person. "(2) Paragraph (1) shall apply only to payments made by the Director of the Administrative Office of the United States Courts after the date of receipt by the Director of written notice of such decree, order, or agreement, and such additional information as the Director may prescribe. "(3) As used in this subsection, the term 'court' means any court of any State, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, or the Virgin Islands, and any Indian tribal court or court of Indian offense. "(j)(l) Subject to paragraph (2), any judge of the Claims Court who retires under this section and who thereafter in the practice of law represents (or supervises or directs the representation of) a client in making any civil claim against the United States or any agency thereof shall forfeit all rights to an annuity under this section for all periods beginning on or after the first day on which he so practices law.