Debt collection is stopped once we learn you filed a bankruptcy petition. (Unless it is determined that the automatic stay imposed at the time of filing was lifted or is no longer in effect.)
On this page:
1. Gather Your Bankruptcy Documents
Failure to provide required documentation may result in a delayed request.
2. Submit an AskDFAS Ticket
Submit a Bankruptcy AskDFAS ticket:
After submitting your bankruptcy documentation via AskDFAS, a ticket number will be emailed to you for reference. Please keep this ticket number until DFAS acknowledges receipt of bankruptcy documentation.
In most cases, DFAS receives an individual’s bankruptcy information through the bankruptcy court; however, on occasion we do not receive the proper documentation. If you’ve made involuntary payments, or your taxes or wages were taken by DFAS after you filed bankruptcy, you will be refunded.