I talked to someone in hr at my work, which is the same state retirement (we both work for schools). It's not a plan that I will get a lump sum. When ex retires I will get a share of his payment and I will get a 1099.
That's the way it works where I am for state workers (LEO) Contributions are mandatory and you don't pay SS.
And if he can't withdraw it you can't withdraw it. You have only the same rights and privileges that the plan offers its members.
btw in my state (and I think it is the only state left not on par with the rest of the nation) it isn't a qdro - it is a DRO. This creates a few loopholes in my situation.
We paid @ 1400 for two DRO's. One simple - one quite complex due to the Un-retiring mid-D. Otherwise it would have run about 700.00 total.