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WAC 388-14A-2085

Under what circumstances may DCS keep a support enforcement case open despite a request to close it?

(1) The division of child support (DCS) may deny a request to close a support enforcement case when:
(a) There is a current assignment of support or medical rights on behalf of the children in the case;
(b) There is accrued debt under a support order which has been assigned to the state;
(c) Support or medical rights on behalf of the children have previously been assigned to the state; or
(d) The person who requests closure is not the recipient of support enforcement services.
(2) If DCS is the responding jurisdiction in an intergovernmental case DCS cannot deny a request from the initiating jurisdiction to close the intergovernmental portion of a DCS case.
(3) If there is no current assignment of support or medical rights, DCS may close the portion of the case which is owed to the custodial parent (CP), but if there is accrued debt under a support order which has been assigned to the state, DCS keeps that portion of the case open.
(4) If a superior court order specifies that the noncustodial parent (NCP) must make payments to the WSSR, but the CP does not want support enforcement services, DCS changes the case status to a payment services only (PSO) case, which means that:
(a) DCS provides payment processing and records maintenance, and
(b) DCS does not provide enforcement services.
[Statutory Authority: RCW 26.23.120, 43.20A.550, 74.04.055, 74.08.090, 74.20.040(9), 74.20A.310, and 45 C.F.R. Parts 301.1, 302.35, 302.36, 303.3, 303.7, 303.11, 303.20, 305.63, 307.13, and 308.2. WSR 11-22-116, § 388-14A-2085, filed 11/2/11, effective 12/3/11. Statutory Authority: RCW 74.08.090, 26.23.035, 34.05.220(1), 74.20A.310, 45 C.F.R. 303.11, 45 C.F.R. 303.100. WSR 01-03-089, § 388-14A-2085, filed 1/17/01, effective 2/17/01. Formerly WAC 388-14-421.]
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