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Working with the Military as an Employer

A Quick Guide

Published: March 1, 2013
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies, Employers, Military & Veterans
Case Management, Locate, Medical Support, Order Establishment, Employer Responsibilities, Income/Wage Withholding, National Medical Support Notice, Verification of Employment
Guides/Publications/Reports, Outreach/Brochures
Department of Defense (DOD), Federal Systems User Guides, Toolkit & Training

Communication with the military has often been a challenging experience for state and county child support offices.  In an effort to assist states in their interaction with the military, the Federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has prepared this resource document.  The purpose of this document is to provide policy and procedural guidance to child support staff working with the military in the following areas:

  • Locating a noncustodial parent (NCP) who is in the military
  • Requesting verification of employment and pay
  • Enforcing child support orders through income withholding
  • Enforcing medical support orders using the National Medical Support Notice
  • Identifying DFAS and Coast Guard payments