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WAC 388-14A-7720

What is the division of child support (DCS) required to do when Washington is the initiating jurisdiction in an intergovernmental case?

When acting as the initiating jurisdiction in an intergovernmental case, the division of child support (DCS) must:
(1) Provide the responding jurisdiction (RJ) sufficient, accurate information to act on the case by submitting with each case any necessary documentation and intergovernmental forms required by the RJ;
(2) Provide the RJ with an updated intergovernmental form and any necessary additional documentation within thirty calendar days of receipt of the request for information, or notify the RJ when the information will be provided;
(3) Notify the RJ at least annually, and upon request in an individual case, of interest charges, if any, owed on overdue support under an initiating state order being enforced in the RJ;
(4) Submit all past-due support owed in IV-D cases that meet the certification requirements under §303.72 of this part for federal tax refund offset;
(5) Send a request for review of a child support order to another state within twenty calendar days of determining that a request for review of the order should be sent to the other state and of receipt of information from the requestor necessary to conduct the review in accordance with section 466 (a)(10) of the Act and §303.8 of this part;
(6) Distribute and disburse any support collections received in accordance with this section and §§302.32, 302.51, and 302.52 of this chapter, sections 454(5), 454B, 457, and 1912 of the Act, and instructions issued by the office;
(7) Notify the RJ within ten working days of case closure that DCS has closed its case, and the basis for case closure as provided in WAC 388-14A-2083;
(8) Instruct the RJ to close its intergovernmental case and to stop any withholding order or notice the RJ has sent to an employer before DCS transmits a withholding order or notice, with respect to the same case, to the same or another employer unless the two states reach an alternative agreement on how to proceed; and
(9) If DCS has closed its case pursuant to WAC 388-14A-2083 and has not notified the RJ to close its corresponding case, DCS must make a diligent effort to locate the obligee, including use of the federal parent locator service and the state parent locator service, and accept, distribute and disburse any payment received from the RJ.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.23.120, 34.05.350 (1)(b), 43.20A.550, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, 74.20.040(9), 74.20A.310 and 45 C.F.R. Parts 301.1, 302.36, 303.7, 303.11, 305.63, and 308.2. WSR 13-01-075, § 388-14A-7720, filed 12/18/12, effective 1/18/13.]
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