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Contact DFAS – Defense Finance and Accounting Service

The Defense Finance and Accounting Service’s addresses changed effective May 1, 2017. The old addresses are being discontinued and will be replaced by addresses in Indianapolis. The new addresses are:

Retired Pay:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service
U.S. Military Retired Pay
8899 E 56th Street
Indianapolis IN 46249-1200

Annuitant Pay:

Defense Finance and Accounting Service
U.S. Military Annuitant Pay
8899 E 56th Street
Indianapolis IN 46249-1300

The old PO Boxes in London, KY will remain open and all mail will be forwarded to the new address for one year. However, sending mail to the old address will add three to five days to the normal processing time.

The telephone and fax numbers are not changing.

Phone: 800-321-1080

Fax: 877-622-5930




mapFrom the comments on the best state for a military divorce and how to compare state military divorce rules, our subscribers have expressed an interest in learning military divorce information on how each state treats the division of retired pay.

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Congress passed the Uniformed Services Former Spouses’ Protection Act (USFSPA) in 1982, permitting state courts to treat military disposable retired pay as divisible property in a divorce.

“Subject to the limitations of this section, a court may treat disposable retired pay payable to a member for pay periods beginning after [retroactive to] June 25, 1981, either as property solely of the member or as property of the member and his [or her] spouse in accordance with the law of the jurisdiction of such court.”

What the USFSPA failed to do was declare how to divide retirement pay which is why there is such an interest in comparing the different ways that each state handles the division of military retirement pay.

Due to recent proposals in Oklahoma, our content has been heavily focused on Oklahoma USFSPA, but we’re interested in hearing and sharing USFSPA information from all states.

As of October 2012, we’re starting to create a clickable U.S. state map to collect and share military divorce information with subscribers to the Former Military Spouse website.

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Keeping up with New Changes in Military Divorce

One of the reasons behind writing Military Divorce Tips was to give service members, military spouses, and their lawyers an idea of what to expect after the divorce.

Often the service member has not yet retired when a divorce takes place and thus, retirement can occur several years later.

At that time, perhaps the divorced couple has relocated or at a minimum lost touch with their respective divorce lawyers. Who will answer the questions then?

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