DD Form 2293 Application for Former Spouse Payments From Retired Pay

What Is DD Form 2293?

DD Form 2293, Application for Former Spouse Payments from Retired Pay is a form that ex-spouses of servicemembers needs to complete in order to apply for and request child support payments, alimony or a division of property from military retired pay.

The latest edition of the DD 2293 was issued by the Department of Defense (DoD) in April 2018 and provides the option of using electronic signatures. All the previous editions of the form are obsolete. An up-to-date fillable version of the DD Form 2293 is available for download or electronic filing below or can be found on the Executive Services Directorate website.

DD Form 2293 FAQ

How to know if a DD Form 2293 has been filed?

The DFAS will notify servicemembers eligible to receive retired pay that the application for payments had been initiated. The servicemember will have 30 days since the notification date to provide the legal documents to prove that the payments should NOT begin. No payments are possible until the end of the 30-day period.

Can an ex-spouse acquire a DD 2293 Form?

Former spouses have the legal right to file the form and apply for payments. The ex-spouse is the only person that can file the application - servicemembers are not eligible to initiate the process.

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OMB No. 0730-0008
APPLICATION FOR FORMER SPOUSE PAYMENTS FROM RETIRED PAY
OMB approval expires
(Please read instructions on back and the Privacy Act Statement before completing this form.)
March 31, 2020
The public reporting burden for this collection of information, 0730-0008, is estimated to average 30 minutes per response,
FOR OFFICIAL USE
including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and
completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or burden reduction
suggestions to the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-information-
collections@mail.mil. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to
any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR FORM TO THE ABOVE ORGANIZATION.
RETURN COMPLETED FORM TO THE APPROPRIATE SERVICE ADDRESS LISTED ON BACK.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: Title 10 U.S.C. 1408, "Payment of Retired or Retainer Pay in Compliance with Court Orders," DoD 7000.14, Vol 7B, Chapter 29, "Former Spouse
Payments from Retired Pay," and E.O. 9397, as amended, "Numbering System for Federal Accounts Relating to Individual Persons."
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): To request direct payment through a Uniformed Service designated agent of court ordered division of property, child support, or
alimony, to a former spouse from the retired pay of a Uniformed Service member.
ROUTINE USE(S): In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. Section 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained
therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Section 552a(b)(3) as follows: Records are provided to the Internal
Revenue Service for normal wage and tax withholding purposes. The "Blanket Routine Uses" published at the beginning of the DoD compilation of systems of
records notices also apply.SORN T7347b, Defense Military Retiree and Annuity Pay System at: http://dpcld.defense.gov/Privacy/SORNsIndex/DOD-wide-SORN-
Article-View/Article/570196/t7347b/. PIA available at: Defense Retired and Annuitant Pay System at: http://www.dfas.mil/dam/jcr:4c735dde-6b84-4f24-8153-
bd83643c98b1/PIA_DRAS_2010.pdf
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, failure to provide requested information may delay or make impossible processing this direct payment request.
1. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
2. SERVICE MEMBER IDENTIFICATION
a. NAME (As it appears on court order) (Last, First, Middle Initial)
a. NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
b. CURRENT NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
b. BRANCH OF SERVICE (Active/Reserve)
c. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
c. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
d. ADDRESS (Street, City, State, ZIP Code)
d. ADDRESS (Street, City, State, ZIP Code) (If known)
e. TELEPHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code)
e. TELEPHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code) (If known)
f. E-MAIL ADDRESS
f. E-MAIL ADDRESS (If known)
3. REQUEST STATEMENT
I request direct payment from the retired pay for one or more of the following categories of the above named Uniformed Service member based on the
enclosed court order. I acknowledge that the payment priority will be (1) division of property; (2) child support; and (3) alimony unless I designate otherwise in
Item 4.e.
I request payment of:
(1) A division of property in the amount of $
, or
percent of disposable retired pay per month.
(2) Child support in the amount of $
per month.
(3) Alimony, spousal support or maintenance in the amount of $
, or
percent of disposable retired pay per month.
I certify that any request for current child and/or spousal support is not being collected under any other wage withholding or garnishment procedure authorized
by statute. Furthermore, I certify that the court order has not been amended, superseded or set aside and is not subject to appeal. As a condition precedent to
payment, I agree to refund all overpayments and that they are otherwise recoverable and subject to involuntary collection from me or my estate, and I will notify
the appropriate agent (as listed on back) if the operative court order, upon which payment is based, is vacated, modified, or set aside. I also agree to notify the
appropriate agent (as listed on back) of a change in eligibility for payments. This includes notice of my remarriage, if under the terms of the court order or the laws
of the jurisdiction where it was issued, remarriage causes the payments to be reduced or terminated; or notice of a change in eligibility for child support payments
by reason of the death, emancipation, adoption, or attainment of majority of a child whose support is provided through direct payments from retired pay. I hereby
acknowledge that any payment to me must be paid from disposable retired pay as defined by the statute and implementing regulations. I also hereby
acknowledge that if there are not enough funds available to fully satisfy all of the awards requested above, the payment priority will be (1) division of property, (2)
child support, and (3) alimony unless I designate otherwise in Item 4.e. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to promptly provide the designated agent listed
in the instructions below with any changes to my correspondence and payment address to avoid termination of direct payments to me by the designated agent.
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PREVIOUS EDITION IS OBSOLETE.
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OMB No. 0730-0008
APPLICATION FOR FORMER SPOUSE PAYMENTS FROM RETIRED PAY
OMB approval expires
(Please read instructions on back and the Privacy Act Statement before completing this form.)
March 31, 2020
The public reporting burden for this collection of information, 0730-0008, is estimated to average 30 minutes per response,
FOR OFFICIAL USE
including the time for reviewing instructions, searching existing data sources, gathering and maintaining the data needed, and
completing and reviewing the collection of information. Send comments regarding the burden estimate or burden reduction
suggestions to the Department of Defense, Washington Headquarters Services, at whs.mc-alex.esd.mbx.dd-dod-information-
collections@mail.mil. Respondents should be aware that notwithstanding any other provision of law, no person shall be subject to
any penalty for failing to comply with a collection of information if it does not display a currently valid OMB control number.
PLEASE DO NOT RETURN YOUR FORM TO THE ABOVE ORGANIZATION.
RETURN COMPLETED FORM TO THE APPROPRIATE SERVICE ADDRESS LISTED ON BACK.
PRIVACY ACT STATEMENT
AUTHORITY: Title 10 U.S.C. 1408, "Payment of Retired or Retainer Pay in Compliance with Court Orders," DoD 7000.14, Vol 7B, Chapter 29, "Former Spouse
Payments from Retired Pay," and E.O. 9397, as amended, "Numbering System for Federal Accounts Relating to Individual Persons."
PRINCIPAL PURPOSE(S): To request direct payment through a Uniformed Service designated agent of court ordered division of property, child support, or
alimony, to a former spouse from the retired pay of a Uniformed Service member.
ROUTINE USE(S): In addition to those disclosures generally permitted under 5 U.S.C. Section 552a(b) of the Privacy Act, these records or information contained
therein may specifically be disclosed outside the DoD as a routine use pursuant to 5 U.S.C. Section 552a(b)(3) as follows: Records are provided to the Internal
Revenue Service for normal wage and tax withholding purposes. The "Blanket Routine Uses" published at the beginning of the DoD compilation of systems of
records notices also apply.SORN T7347b, Defense Military Retiree and Annuity Pay System at: http://dpcld.defense.gov/Privacy/SORNsIndex/DOD-wide-SORN-
Article-View/Article/570196/t7347b/. PIA available at: Defense Retired and Annuitant Pay System at: http://www.dfas.mil/dam/jcr:4c735dde-6b84-4f24-8153-
bd83643c98b1/PIA_DRAS_2010.pdf
DISCLOSURE: Voluntary; however, failure to provide requested information may delay or make impossible processing this direct payment request.
1. APPLICANT IDENTIFICATION
2. SERVICE MEMBER IDENTIFICATION
a. NAME (As it appears on court order) (Last, First, Middle Initial)
a. NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
b. CURRENT NAME (Last, First, Middle Initial)
b. BRANCH OF SERVICE (Active/Reserve)
c. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
c. SOCIAL SECURITY NUMBER
d. ADDRESS (Street, City, State, ZIP Code)
d. ADDRESS (Street, City, State, ZIP Code) (If known)
e. TELEPHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code)
e. TELEPHONE NUMBER (Include Area Code) (If known)
f. E-MAIL ADDRESS
f. E-MAIL ADDRESS (If known)
3. REQUEST STATEMENT
I request direct payment from the retired pay for one or more of the following categories of the above named Uniformed Service member based on the
enclosed court order. I acknowledge that the payment priority will be (1) division of property; (2) child support; and (3) alimony unless I designate otherwise in
Item 4.e.
I request payment of:
(1) A division of property in the amount of $
, or
percent of disposable retired pay per month.
(2) Child support in the amount of $
per month.
(3) Alimony, spousal support or maintenance in the amount of $
, or
percent of disposable retired pay per month.
I certify that any request for current child and/or spousal support is not being collected under any other wage withholding or garnishment procedure authorized
by statute. Furthermore, I certify that the court order has not been amended, superseded or set aside and is not subject to appeal. As a condition precedent to
payment, I agree to refund all overpayments and that they are otherwise recoverable and subject to involuntary collection from me or my estate, and I will notify
the appropriate agent (as listed on back) if the operative court order, upon which payment is based, is vacated, modified, or set aside. I also agree to notify the
appropriate agent (as listed on back) of a change in eligibility for payments. This includes notice of my remarriage, if under the terms of the court order or the laws
of the jurisdiction where it was issued, remarriage causes the payments to be reduced or terminated; or notice of a change in eligibility for child support payments
by reason of the death, emancipation, adoption, or attainment of majority of a child whose support is provided through direct payments from retired pay. I hereby
acknowledge that any payment to me must be paid from disposable retired pay as defined by the statute and implementing regulations. I also hereby
acknowledge that if there are not enough funds available to fully satisfy all of the awards requested above, the payment priority will be (1) division of property, (2)
child support, and (3) alimony unless I designate otherwise in Item 4.e. I acknowledge that it is my responsibility to promptly provide the designated agent listed
in the instructions below with any changes to my correspondence and payment address to avoid termination of direct payments to me by the designated agent.
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a. A copy of the operative court order and other accompanying documents that provide for payment of division of retired pay as property, child support,
or alimony, containing a certification dated by the clerk of the court within 90 days preceding the date the application is received by the designated
agent.
b. Evidence of the date(s) of my marriage to the member if the application is for the direct payment of a division of the member's disposable retired pay
as property
.
c. If payment request includes child support, give name(s) and birth date(s) of child(ren):
(1) NAME OF CHILD (Last, First, Middle Initial)
(2) DATE OF BIRTH (YYYYMMDD)
d. If applying under Title 10 U.S.C. 1408(h), Dependent Victims of Abuse provision, in addition to 4.a. above, enclose both a copy of the member's
court martial order and the member's statement of service.
e. Other information
or remarks.
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These instructions govern an application for direct payment from retired pay of a Uniformed Service member in response to court ordered division of
property, child support, or alimony, under the authority of 10 USC 1408.
. You may serve the application by mail on the appropriate Uniformed Service designated agent. The Uniformed Services'
designated agents are:
Attn: DFAS-HGA/CL, Assistant General Counsel for Garnishment Operations, P.O. Box 998002, Cleveland,
OH 44199-8002. Application may also be served by fax to 877-622-5930 (toll-free) or (216) 522-6960.
Commanding Officer (LGL), United States Coast Guard, Pay and Personnel Center, 444 S.E. Quincy Street, Topeka, KS 66683-3591.
Application may also be served by fax to 785-339-3788.
Same as U.S. Coast Guard.
Commanding Officer (LGL), United States Coast Guard, Pay and Personnel Center, 444 S.E. Quincy Street, Topeka, KS,
66683-3591. Application may also be served by fax to 785-339-3788.
Making a false statement or claim against the United States Government is punishable. The penalty for willfully making a false claim or false
statement is a maximum fine of $10,000 or maximum imprisonment of 5 years or both (18 USC 287 and 1001).
ITEM 1.
ITEM 4. A certified copy of a court order can be obtained from the court that
a. Enter full name as it appears on the court order.
issued the court order. Other documents include, but are not limited to, final
b. Enter current name if different than it appears on court order.
divorce decree, property settlement order, and any appellate court orders. If the
c. Enter Social Security Number.
court order does not state that the former spouse was married to the member
d. Enter current address.
for ten years or more while the member performed ten years creditable service
e. Enter telephone number.
and the request is for payment of a division of property, the applicant must
f. Enter e-mail address, if applicable.
provide evidence to substantiate the ten years' marriage condition. Additional
evidence must show that the ten years' requirement has been met, including:
ITEM 2.
Uniformed Service orders, marriage certificate, and other documents that
a. Enter member's full name as it appears on the court order.
establish the period of marriage. In addition, if the court order does not indicate
b. Enter member's branch of service.
the date of divorce, then you need to submit a copy of the divorce decree.
c. Enter member's Social Security Number.
Other information or documents included with the request should be clearly
d. Enter member's current address, if known.
identified by the document's title and date. Remarks may be provided to clarify
e. Enter member's telephone number, if known.
specific points.
f. Enter member's email address, if known.
ITEM 5. Read the Acknowledgement carefully, as it contains language stating
ITEM 3. Read the Request Statement carefully, as it contains language stating
that you"acknowledge" to keep us informed of any change of correspondence
that you "certify and acknowledge".
and payment address. Failure to apprise DFAS of address changes may result
in the suspension or termination of payments.
ITEM 6a. Applicant's signature required. The form may not be signed by a
member or attorney.
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DD Form 2293 Instructions

You need to make sure you have provided all the documents and all the data required for your request to be processed in a timely and efficient manner. The two main forms used to apply for former spouse payments are:

  • The military Form DD 2293 - properly completed and signed;
  • A copy of the applicable court order signed by the clerk of court.

The final page of the DFAS DD Form 2293 contains detailed instructions on filing the application. The form also contains the addresses and fax numbers to which the documents should be sent depending on the Uniformed Service designated agent.

Here is the list of items you may also need to attach to your application:

  • A certified copy of a Divorce Decree or its substitute;
  • A marriage certificate - in cases when the date of marriage is not specified in the court order;
  • Copies of birth certificates - if applying for child support. Alternatively, indicate birth dates of children within the form;
  • A completed Direct Deposit and IRS W4-P papers.

Attach the document that includes entitlement award information in case it is not indicated in the court order. This paperwork may be either mailed to the corresponding address or faxed. Please make sure all forms are clear and legible before sending.

DD 2293 Related Forms

There are several more forms related to the DD 2293. These include:

  • DD Form 149, Application for Correction of Military Record is used to initiate the correction of military records.
  • DFAS-CL Form 1059, Direct Deposit Form is necessary for providing instructions for payments directly to a bank account.
  • DD Form 214, Certificate of Release or Discharge from Active Duty is the document provided to all servicemembers upon their retirement, separation, or discharge from military duty.
  • DD Form 1172-2, Application for Identification Card/DEERS Enrollment is used to apply for an identification card or enroll an individual into DEERS to make them eligible for Department of Defense benefits and privileges.
  • DD Form 2656, Data for Payment of Retired Personnel is designed to collect the data necessary for establishing a retired pay account.
  • DD Form 2656-1 and 2656-10 are needed to elect SBP coverage for spouses and to make a deemed election request respectively.
  • VA Form 10-10EZ, Application For Health Benefits is used by Veterans to apply for health care benefits.
  • DD Form 2837, Continued Health Care Benefit Program (CHCBP) Application has to be completed by certain ex-military health care beneficiaries in order to request coverage under the CHCBP.
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