Propriety of Withholding Retirement Pay To Satisfy Judgment

B-191017: Mar 1, 1978

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The propriety of withholding retirement pay to satisfy a consent judgement against a retired Air Force member was questioned. Since there is no expressed authority for withholding pay to satisfy a judgement for recovery of penalties, the right of setoff cannot be applied to the member's retirement pay.