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WAC 388-14A-7820

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

(1) When the division of child support (DCS) opens a IV-D case upon receipt of a request for intergovernmental child support enforcement services from an Indian tribe, another state or another country and acts as the responding jurisdiction (RJ), DCS provides any necessary services as it would in any other IV-D case including:
(a) Establishing paternity and, if appropriate, attempting to obtain a judgment for costs of paternity establishment;
(b) Establishing a child support order;
(c) Reporting overdue support to consumer reporting agencies, in accordance with WAC 388-14A-2160;
(d) Processing and enforcing orders referred by the initiating jurisdiction (IJ), whether pursuant to the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) or other legal processes, using all appropriate remedies available;
(e) Submitting the case for such federal enforcement techniques as DCS determines to be appropriate;
(f) Collecting and monitoring any support payments from the noncustodial parent and forwarding payments to the location specified by the IJ. In doing so, DCS:
(i) Includes sufficient information to identify the case;
(ii) Indicates the date of collection as defined in WAC 388-14A-5001(3); and
(iii) Includes the RJ's case identifier and locator code, in accordance with federal regulations.
(g) Reviewing and adjusting child support orders upon request, as provided in WAC 388-14A-3900 through 388-14A-3907.
(2) DCS provides timely notice to the IJ in advance of any hearing that may result in the establishment, modification or adjustment of an order.
(3) DCS identifies any fees or costs deducted from support payments when forwarding payments to the IJ in accordance with RCW 74.20.040 and WAC 388-14A-2200.
(4) DCS stops its income withholding order or notice and closes the intergovernmental IV-D case within ten working days of receipt of instructions for case closure from the IJ, unless DCS and the IJ reach an alternative agreement on how to proceed; and
(5) DCS notifies the IJ when a case is closed pursuant to WAC 388-14A-2083 and 388-14A-2090.
[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, ยง 388-14A-7820, filed 12/18/12, effective 1/18/13.]
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