About Garnishment Operations

Defense Finance
and Accounting Service
Providing payment services of the U.S. Department of Defense

What We Do

DFAS Garnishment Operations in Cleveland processes all court ordered garnishments for military members, military retirees and all Department of Defense (DoD) civilian employees and several other government agencies. Types of garnishment include:

  • child support
  • alimony
  • commercial debts
  • Chapter 13 and 7 bankruptcy orders
  • divisions of military retired pay under the Uniformed Services Former Spouses' Protection Act         

In addition to the DoD employees listed above, DFAS pays civilian employees from the following federal agencies:

  • Department of Energy
  • Department of Health and Human Services
  • Department of Veterans Affairs
  • Broadcasting Board of Governors

We process garnishment court orders against the pay of the above agencies’ employees, and we are the agent for service of process for garnishment documents.

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Page updated June 6, 2014.