DD Form 2293 Application for Former Spouse Payments From Retired Pay

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 service members need to complete in order to apply for and request child support payments, alimony, or a division of property from military retired pay.

Alternate Name:

  • DFAS DD Form 2293.

The latest edition of the DD 2293 was issued by the U.S. Department of Defense (DoD) on April 1, 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 DD Form 2293 is available for download or electronic filing through the link below or can be found on the Executive Services Directorate website.

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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:

  1. The military Form DD 2293 (properly completed and signed).
  2. A copy of the applicable court order signed by the clerk of court.

The final page of 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:

  1. A certified copy of a Divorce Decree or its substitute.
  2. A marriage certificate (in cases when the date of marriage is not specified in the court order).
  3. Copies of birth certificates (if applying for child support). Alternatively, indicate the birth dates of children within the form.
  4. A completed Direct Deposit Form and IRS Form W-4P, Withholding Certificate for Pension or Annuity Payments.
  5. 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.


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