Military & Veterans

Military families face unique challenges because of deployments or other lengthy separations.  State child support programs help by responding quickly to the changing circumstances of both parents so that support orders remain reasonable and fair.

At the federal level, we provide resources to states and tribes and work with the Department of Veterans Affairs and the American Bar Association to help homeless veterans address unresolved child support issues and other challenges to stable residence.


Top Military & Veterans Resources

Applying the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Bench Card

May 15, 2012

Provides information on the issues that must be addressed when a respondent is in military service

Read Applying the Servicemembers Civil Relief Act (SCRA) Bench Card

Working with the Military on Child Support Matters: Trainer Guide

September 27, 2013

Contains a two-day course curriculum targeted for child support workers who process cases involving military members

Read Working with the Military on Child Support Matters: Trainer Guide

A Handbook for Military Families

September 6, 2013

Provides information on child support for military families

Read A Handbook for Military Families

Toolkit: Child Support Collaborations to Engage and Assist Veterans

November 3, 2017

Announces the toolkit to engage and assist veterans that have child support arrears

Read Toolkit: Child Support Collaborations to Engage and Assist Veterans

Veterans and Military Liaison Network

May 30, 2018

The OCSE Veterans and Military Liaison Network helps child support workers assist veteran and military families in their caseload

Read Veterans and Military Liaison Network

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