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§ 113.3 Definitions.

(a) Appearance. The presence and participation of a member of the Military Services, or an attorney of the member's choosing, throughout the judicial proceeding from which the judgment was issued that is the basis for a request for enforcement through involuntary allotment.

(b) Applicant. The original judgment holder, a successor in interest, or attorney or agent thereof who requests an involuntary allotment from a member of the Military Services pursuant to DoD Directive 1344.9.[1]

(c) Pay subject to involuntary allotment. For purposes of complying with 32 CFR part 112 and 5 U.S.C. 5520a(k), pay subject to involuntary allotment shall be determined by:

(1) Including:

(i) Basic pay but excluding reduction for education for education benefits under section 38 U.S.C. 1411 (“New G.I. Bill”).

(ii) Special pay (including enlistment and reenlistment bonuses).

(iii) Incentive pay.

(iv) Accrued leave payments (basic pay portion only).

(v) Readjustment pay.

(vi) Severance pay (including disability severance pay).

(vii) Lump-sum Reserve bonus.

(viii) Inactive duty training pay.

(2) Excluding:

(i) Retired pay (including) disability retired pay).

(ii) Retainer pay.

(iii) Separation pay, Voluntary Separation Incentive (VSI), and Special Separation Benefit (SSB).

(iv) Allowances paid under titles 10 and 37 of the United States Code (e.g., Chapter 53 of title 10 and Chapter 7 of title 37, respectively) and other reimbursements for expenses incurred in connection with duty in the Military Service or allowances in lieu thereof.

(v) Payments not specifically enumerated in § 113.3(c)(1).

(3) After including the items in § 113.3(c)(1), subtracting the following pay items to compute the final earnings value of the pay subject to involuntary allotment:

(i) Federal and State employment and income tax withholding (amount limited only to that which is necessary to fulfill member's tax liability).

(ii) FICA tax.

(iii) Amounts mandatorily withheld for the United States Soldiers' and Airmen's Home.

(iv) Deductions for the Servicemen's Group Life Insurance coverage.

(v) Retired Serviceman's Family Protection Plan.

(vi) Indebtedness to the United States.

(vii) Fines and forfeitures ordered by a court-martial or a commanding officer.

(viii) Amounts otherwise required by law to be deducted from a member's pay (except payments under 42 U.S.C. 659, 661, 662, and 665).

(d) Preponderance of the evidence. A greater weight of evidence that is more credible and convincing to the mind. That which best accords with reason and probability. (See Black's Law Dictionary[2] )

(e) Proper and Timely Manner. A manner that under the circumstances does not reflect discredit on the Military Service.

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