Military Service Information

Welcome Military Service Members. We want to help you with your child support questions or concerns. We encourage you to read this page for additional information that may assist you. Please do not hesitate to contact El Dorado County Child Support by telephone or by using the BOLD CHAT feature. One of our dedicated staff will assist you with the child support process. We understand you may have limited timeflag5.jpg frames due to deployment and other military requirements, and we will do our best to serve you as quickly as possible. We thank you for your service to our Country! 

The Judge Advocate Legal Division, USMC provides in JAL Advisory 1-03: Child Support Modification Prior To Deployment memorandum key advice and links to legal assistance officers and comprehensive state courts information links. The Judge Advocate Legal Division, Legal Assistance Branch, USMC provides very comprehensive links to information of interest to everyone connected with or interested in our Military forces with regards to a variety of legal issues, including Child Support and Medical Support. Most information provided here applies to all branches of the armed forces.

Information specific to USMC personnel only has been issued under JAL Advisory 2-03: New Marine Corps Family Support Order memorandum. All Marines and their dependents should read this memo and the associated links to more information.

US Army Regulation 608-99(PDF, 119KB)  is a detailed description of Family Support, Child Custody, and Paternity issues that all active duty and reserve US Army Soldiers are subject to. Family members not receiving the required support may contact the Inspector General using the toll free number:
(800) 752-9747.

Child Support - BAH-DIFF You may be entitled to receive some housing allowance even if you are single and living in the barracks if you are paying Child Support.

Additional information relative to the Soldiers and Sailors Civil Relief Act, CSS Letter 02-07 has provisions such as restricted interest rates on obligations incurred prior to activation. The full text of the Soldiers and Sailors Relief Act, aka SSCRA, is available for your reference as well.

On December 19, 2003, President Bush signed HR 100 - Service Members Civil Relief Act, aka SCRA, which is an expansion of and replacement for the SSCRA. The Judge Advocate Legal Division, USMC, has provided a "Primer" under JAL Advisory 13 and explains what this act means to you...this information applies to all members of the Armed forces.

All members of the armed forces are covered by the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Act of 1994, aka USERRA. This act provides specific and strict Federal rules regarding reemployment of service members. You have the right to be reemployed in your civilian job if you leave that job to perform service in the uniformed service, and:

You ensure that your employer receives advance written or verbal notice of your service;
You have five years or less of cumulative service in the uniformed services while with that particular employer;
You return to work or apply for reemployment in a timely manner after conclusion of service; and
You have not been separated from service with a disqualifying discharge or under other than honorable conditions.
If you are eligible to be reemployed, you must be restored to the job and benefits you would have attained if you had not been absent due to military service or, in some cases, a comparable job. The U.S. Department of Labor, Veterans Employment and Training Service (VETS) is authorized to investigate and resolve complaints of USERRA violations. For assistance in filing a complaint, or for any other information on USERRA, contact VETS at 1-866-487-2365 or visit Veterans' Employment & Training Service (VETS) You can access an online interactive USERRA Advisor. Information is provided for both Employees and Employers.

image of the National Military Family Association logoThe National Military Family Association is a non-profit, predominately volunteer organization whose mission is to serve military families through education, information, and advocacy.  The Military Family Support Group is an El Dorado County group of family members and loved ones of those who are or have been in any of the Armed Forces.

If you know of other resources or information that would help our Military service personnel and/or their family/children, please contact Child Support Services and let us know so we can update this page! From all of us at the Department of Child Support Services.

ESGR LogoThe  Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve was established in 1972 to promote cooperation and understanding between Reserve component members and their civilian employers and to assist in the resolution of conflicts arising from an employee's military commitment. It is the lead DoD organization for this mission under DoD Directive 1250.1.


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Thank You for serving our country!