(REVISED 7-20-2021)

Hawaii Domestic Relations Orders

Welcome to the information page for the Employees’ Retirement System’s Hawaii Domestic Relations Orders (HiDRO). The links below are intended to help members, former members, retirees, spouses, and ex-spouses who are considering submitting a court-filed HiDRO model form for qualification by the ERS.

The Hawaii Domestic Relations Orders or HiDRO law, Hawaii Revised Statutes §88-93.5 Distribution of property in a divorce action, effective July 1, 2020, allows the ERS to make direct payments of all or part of an ERS retirement benefit to an alternate payee (spouse or former spouse). The HiDRO is a domestic relations order that has been entered or domesticated by a Hawaii court, and qualified by the ERS.

We encourage interested parties to read the information below and contact the ERS if there are further questions. The ERS can provide information about the benefits plan and procedures, but it cannot provide legal advice. It should not be relied on as a determination of any legal issues under state law. You should consult an attorney to protect your interest in ERS benefits and determine your legal rights under state law.

Due to COVID-19, the ERS is not accepting in-office appointments. Call for the latest information. Contact information is located here: ers.ehawaii.gov/resources/contact-us.

HiDRO Guide

HiDRO Frequently Asked Questions

Pre-Retirement Model Form (ERS-300), Instructions, and Request to Review Form (ERS-302) Revised 7-20-2021

Post-Retirement Model Form (ERS-301), Instructions, and Request to Review Form (ERS-302) Revised 7-20-2021

HiDRO Request for Review Form (ERS-302)

HiDRO Request for Information (ERS-303)

All HiDRO Documents above combined (Guide, FAQ, Pre- and Post-Retirement Model Forms, Request for Information) Revised 7-20-2021

HiDRO Overview (PowerPoint) Updated 7-22-2020

Hawaii Revised Statutes Chapter 88-93.5

Hawaii Administrative Rules, Chapter 6-40

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