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PDFWAC 388-14A-4515

How do I avoid having my license suspended for failure to pay child support?

(1) After service of the notice of noncompliance, the division of child support (DCS) stays (delays) certification action if the noncustodial parent (NCP) takes one of the following actions within twenty days of service, or within sixty days of service if the notice was served outside of Washington:
(a) Contacts DCS and makes arrangements to pay the support debt in full;
(b) Requests an administrative hearing as provided in WAC 388-14A-4527;
(c) Provides proof that the NCP receives TANF, GAU, GAX or SSI;
(d) Provides proof that the NCP is currently incarcerated at a state or federal correctional facility;
(e) Provides proof that NCP has filed a proceeding to modify the support order; or
(f) Contacts DCS to negotiate and sign a written payment agreement as described in WAC 388-14A-4520.
(i) The stay for negotiation and obtaining signatures may last a maximum of thirty calendar days from the date the NCP contacts DCS; and
(ii) If no written payment agreement has been signed within thirty calendar days from the date the NCP contacted DCS, DCS schedules the matter for administrative hearing under WAC 388-14A-4530.
(2) If the NCP files a court or administrative action to modify the child support obligation, DCS stays the certification action.
(a) The stay for modification action may not exceed six months unless DCS finds good cause to extend the stay.
(b) The NCP must notify DCS that a modification proceeding is pending and must provide a copy of the motion or request for modification to DCS.
(3) A stay of certification does not require DCS to withdraw the notice of noncompliance.
(4) A stay of certification granted because the NCP is incarcerated, or because the NCP receives TANF, GAU, GAX or SSI is lifted thirty days after the justification no longer applies to the NCP.
[Statutory Authority: 2009 c 408, RCW 34.05.060, 43.20A.550, 74.04.055, 74.04.057, 74.20A.310, 74.20A.320(10), and 74.20A.350(14). WSR 10-03-029, § 388-14A-4515, filed 1/12/10, effective 2/12/10. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.20A.320. WSR 03-18-114, § 388-14A-4515, filed 9/2/03, effective 10/15/03. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 74.20A.320. WSR 01-03-089, § 388-14A-4515, filed 1/17/01, effective 2/17/01. Formerly WAC 388-14-540.]
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