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I received a payment into my account from DFAS on the 15th of March. It was RET SPLC. I don’t know why I received this money

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I’m not in the military but a former spiuse

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I receive payments on the first for divorce community property which increased after 15 years back to 1/2 of his retirement pay. Does this Ararat SPCL have anything to do with this increase

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Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 1 month ago

Can you tell me, if you know, is he receiving VA compensation?

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Military Lawyer: P. Simmons, Military Lawyer replied 1 month ago

RET SPLC is "retroactive special compensation"...seems he is getting compensation, at greater than 50%...this could (depending on the underlying facts) free up money from his pay...which if are entitled to a portion of his retired pay? That means you get a payment

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