Date: April 17, 2005 (Revised May, 2009)
Subject: Voluntary Child Support and Voluntary Alimony
Category: Debt Management
Reference: PS05-26, Voluntary Child Support and Voluntary Alimony, dated April 17, 2005. PS05-26.1 supersedes PS05-26. Please replace that letter with this one.
The conversion of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) payroll system to Defense Finance and Accounting Service (DFAS) will change the current HHS process for requesting an allotment from salary for voluntary child support and/or voluntary alimony. HHS Human Resource Centers will no longer be responsible for processing voluntary child support and voluntary alimony allotment requests.
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Effective April 17, 2005, employees must send requests for voluntary child support and/or voluntary alimony allotments directly to the DFAS Cleveland Payroll Office. In order for the Cleveland Payroll Office to process the allotment, the employee must submit a letter requesting the deduction. The letter must include the following information:
- Name of employee
- Employee’s Social Security Number
- The name and address of the designated recipient
- The amount of the biweekly deduction
- A copy of a legal agreement
- Name of financial institution **
- Routing number **
- Names on account **
- Account number **
** NOTE - Employees may request that their allotments be sent as an electronic fund transfer (EFT), as long as they have a joint account with the recipient. EFT requests must include the information stated above for the letter, in addition to the items followed by asterisks.
Employees must fax requests to the payroll office at:
Toll Free: 1 (866) 401-5849
Commercial: 1 (317) 275-0354
Letters for requests can also be mailed to:
DFAS Cleveland Payroll Office
8899 E 56th Street
Indianapolis, IN 46249-1900
Voluntary child support and voluntary alimony deductions will appear on the employee’s Leave and Earnings Statements for as long as the deductions are taken. If employees have additional questions regarding voluntary child support and/or voluntary alimony, they must contact the DFAS Cleveland Payroll Office Customer Service at: 1 (800) 729-3277.
If you have questions regarding the information contained in this letter, please contact your Payroll Customer Service Team.