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WAC 388-14A-3330

What are the procedures for the annual review of a notice of support owed?

(1) RCW 26.23.110 provides for an annual review of the support order which was previously the subject of a notice of support owed under that statute if the division of child support (DCS), the noncustodial parent (NCP), or the custodial parent (CP) requests a review.
(a) Either the CP or the NCP may request an annual review of the support order, even though RCW 26.23.110 mentions only the NCP.
(b) DCS may request an annual review of the support order but has no duty to do so.
(2) For purposes of chapter 388-14A WAC, an "annual review of a support order" is defined as:
(a) The collection by DCS of necessary information from CP and NCP;
(b) The service of a notice of support owed under WAC 388-14A-3310; and
(c) The determination of arrears and current support amount with an effective date which is at least twelve months after the date the last notice of support owed, or the last administrative order or decision based on a notice of support owed, became a final administrative order.
(3) A notice of support owed may be prepared and served sooner than twelve months after the date the last notice of support owed, or the last administrative order or decision based on a notice of support owed, became a final administrative order, but the amounts determined under the notice of support owed may not be effective sooner than twelve months after that date.
(4) For the purpose of this section, the terms "payee" and "CP" are interchangeable, and can mean either the payee under the order or the person with whom the child resides the majority of the time.
(5) For purposes of chapter 388-14A WAC, the following rules apply to an "annual review of a support order" for a notice of support owed served under WAC 388-14A-3312:
(a) Either the CP or the NCP may be the party seeking reimbursement, so long as the CP is both a party to the order and a parent of the child(ren) for whom the expenses were incurred.
(b) The party seeking reimbursement must provide proof of payment of at least five hundred dollars in uninsured medical expenses for services provided in the last twenty-four months.
(c) At least twelve months must have passed since:
(i) The date the last notice of support owed for unreimbursed medical expenses on behalf of the party seeking reimbursement became a final order; or
(ii) The last administrative order or decision based on a notice of support owed for unreimbursed medical expenses on behalf of that party became a final administrative order.
(6) WAC 388-14A-3310(1) describes the different types of notice of support owed which are served by DCS. In the event that DCS has served more than one type of notice of support owed on the same case, each notice of support owed has its own twelve-month cycle for annual review.
(7) For purposes of this section, the twelve-month cycle for annual review runs separately for the NCP and for the CP, depending on which one is the party seeking reimbursement.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.09.105(17), 26.18.170(19), 26.23.050(8), 26.23.110(14), 34.05.020, 34.05.060, 34.05.220, 74.08.090, 74.20.040, 74.20A.055(9), and 74.20A.056(11). WSR 11-12-006, ยง 388-14A-3330, filed 5/19/11, effective 6/19/11.]
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