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Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS), DoD.


Information collection notice.


In compliance with the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the DFAS announces a proposed public information collection and seeks public comment on the provisions thereof. Comments are invited on: Whether the proposed collection of information is necessary for the proper performance of the functions of the agency, including whether the information shall have practical utility; the accuracy of the agency's estimate of the burden of the proposed information collection; ways to enhance the quality, utility, and clarity of the information to be collected; and ways to minimize the burden of the information collection on respondents, including through the use of automated collection techniques or other forms of information technology.


Consideration will be given to all comments received by March 17, 2020.


You may submit comments, identified by docket number and title, by any of the following methods:

Federal eRulemaking Portal: Follow the instructions for submitting comments.

Mail: Department of Defense, Office of the Chief Management Officer, Directorate for Oversight and Compliance, 4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24, Suite 08D09, Alexandria, VA 22350-1700.

Instructions: All submissions received must include the agency name, docket number and title for this Federal Register document. The general policy for comments and other submissions from members of the public is to make these submissions available for public viewing on the internet at as they are received without change, including any personal identifiers or contact information.

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To request more information on this proposed information collection or to obtain a copy of the proposal and associated collection instruments, please write to the Defense Finance and Accounting Services, P.O. Box 998002, ATTN: DFAS-HGA/CL, Scott Lafferty, Deputy Assistant General Counsel for Garnishment Operations, Cleveland, OH 44199-8002; via email at or at (216) 522-5118.

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Title; Associated Form; and OMB Number: Application for Former Spouse Payments From Retired Pay, DD Form 2293; OMB Number 0730-0008.

Needs and Uses: The information collection requirement is necessary to provide DFAS with the basic data needed to process court orders for division of military retired pay as property or order alimony and child support payment from that retired pay per Title 10 U.S.C. 1408, “Payment of retired or retainer pay in compliance with court orders.” The former spouse may apply to the DFAS for direct payment of these monies by using DD Form 2293.

Affected Public: Individuals and households.

Annual Burden Hours: 6741.

Number of Respondents: 26,963.

Responses per Respondent: 1.

Annual Responses: 26,963.

Average Burden per Response: 15 minutes.

Frequency: On occasion.

The respondents of this information collection are spouses or former spouses of military members. The applicant submits a DD Form 2293 to the DFAS. The information from the DD Form 2293 is used by DFAS in processing the applicant's request as authorized under 10 U.S.C. 1408. The DD Form 2293 was devised to standardize applications for payment under the Act. Information on the form is also used to determine the applicant's current status and contains statutory required certifications the applicant/former spouse must make when applying for payments.

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Dated: January 13, 2020.

Aaron T. Siegel,

Alternate OSD Federal Register Liaison Officer, Department of Defense.

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[FR Doc. 2020-00694 Filed 1-16-20; 8:45 am]