VA stops vet’s forced child support payments for child that is not his

DENVER — It took the FOX31 Problem Solvers just one day to resolve an issue that a retired Army veteran had struggled with for four months.

Elmo Jones, 57 of Aurora, served 21 years as a Green Beret in the U.S. Army.

He contacted the Problem Solvers for help after he felt ignored and betrayed by the Department of Veterans Affairs.

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The VA was garnishing his retirement pay of $1,300 per month for child support.

But the problem is the child isn’t his. He faxed the agency the proof of a DNA test and he also has a court ruling saying the child is not his.

On Wednesday, the VA contacted Jones to tell him it decided to stop garnishing his wages.