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Child Support and Veterans Benefits - Q and A

My only income is Veteran's Benefits - do I have to pay court-ordered child support? Yes. Unless state law says otherwise, a court has the right to include the money that you receive from the VA as income when it decides how much you should pay for child support. This is true even if your Veteran's Benefits are your only source of income. It is very important for you to let the VA know that you have children and/or a spouse because you may receive extra benefi more...

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Child Support Enforcement

This list of "frequently asked questions" involve enforcement of child support obligations when one parent is in the military.  Garnishment and involuntary allotment are explained here.  This information is provided by the LAMP Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association. more...

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Collecting Child Support from a Servicemember

This list of "frequently asked questions" explains the process of garnishment and involuntary allotment in collecting or enforcing a child support obligation.  It is made available by the LAMP Committee of the North Carolina Bar Association. more...

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Family Care Plan

Why is a Family Care Plan important? If you’re in the military, then you can benefit from having a Family Care Plan. You are required to have one in some situations. Department of Defense (DoD) Instruction 1342.19 states when a family care plan is required. Each branch of service has its own guidelines. What is a Family Care Plan?It is a way to make sure that your family is taken care of while you are gone. You may be gone becaus more...

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Helping you with Child Support: A Handbook for Military Families

The Administration for Children and Families (ACF) is a division of the Department of Health & Human Services more...

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