V.A. Payments and Family Support
Mark E. Sullivan
Mr. Sullivan, a retired Army Reserve JAG colonel, practices family law in Raleigh, NC and is the author of The Military Divorce Handbook (American Bar Association, 2d Ed., 2011), from which portions of this article are adapted. He is a fellow of the American Academy of Matrimonial Lawyers and has been a board-certified specialist in family law since 1989. He works with attorneys nationwide as a consultant on military divorce issues and to draft military pension division orders. He can be reached at 919832-8507 and firstname.lastname@example.org.
There is a lot of confusion among family law attorneys, and practitioners in general, about VA disability compensation payments. The questions and responses below will help to clear the muddy waters.
Q. Are VA benefits subject to levy, seizure, or attachment?