This is one of the many reasons why it is important to hire a competent lawyer to represent the support recipient, because that lawyer would know that courts could go directly to attach a veteran’s disability compensation, as specifically stated in 42 U.S. Code 659:

“(a) Consent to support enforcement

Notwithstanding any other provision of law … moneys (the entitlement to which is based upon remuneration for employment) due from, or payable by, the United States … to any individual, including members of the Armed Forces of the United States, shall be subject, in like manner and to the same extent as if the United States … were a private person, to withholding in accordance with State law … and regulations of the Secretary under such subsections, and to any other legal process brought, by a State agency administering a program under a State plan approved under this part or by an individual obligee, to enforce the legal obligation of the individual to provide child support or alimony.”

Therefore, VA would give it to anyone whom the court awards so because the individual has waived military retired pay to obtain VA benefits.