Monday through Friday
8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Eastern
Find out what Garnishment Law Directorate does and how to contact us.
NOTICE OF STATUTORY CHANGE
The National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) of 2017, in Section 641, signed by the President on December 23, 2016, and revised in Section 624 of the NDAA of 2018, amended the definition of disposable pay in the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA), 10 U.S.C. § 1408-- In the case of a division of military retired pay as property (that becomes final prior to the date of a member’s retirement), the military member’s disposable income is limited to "the amount of retired pay to which the member would have been entitled using the member's retired pay base and years of service on the date of the decree of divorce, dissolution, annulment, or legal separation" and increased by the cost-of-living amounts granted to military retirees from the time of the (divorce) to the date the member retires. Read more.
Page updated March 14, 2019.