Distribution of Federally Approved Standard Intergovernmental Child Support Enforcement Forms
DATE: June 07, 2011
TO: State and Tribal Agencies Administering Child Support Enforcement Plans under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and Other Interested Individuals
Subject: Distribution of Federally Approved Standard Intergovernmental Child Support Enforcement (CSE) Forms
Background: The last set of standard interstate CSE forms was distributed via OCSE-AT-08-02. In addition to publishing the required 60-day notice in the Federal Register on December 30, 2010 in Volume 75, Number 250 on page 82406, we solicited comments from the CSE community to provide suggestions for form revisions via DCL-10-05.
The changes were limited to minimize changes to state automated systems. The changes are as follows:
- Transmittals 1, 2, and 3: We have added the option for states to list the name of the country with which the petitioner or respondent is affiliated in the heading of Transmittals 1, 2, and 3.
- General Testimony Instructions: In the boxed area under the instructions for the "Financial Information" section, we have changed "Interstate Roster and Referral Guide" to "Intergovernmental Referral Guide" and provided a hyperlink.
- Locate Sheet: We have removed the examples from the "Place of Birth" field, and placed them in the instructions, with the addition of the terms "Country" and "tribal jurisdiction".
- Registration Statement: We added nondisclosure language to the instructions.
- On all forms and instructions, we changed the phrase "IV-D Case Number" to "IV-D Case Identifier".
- We also made formatting adjustments.
REFERENCES: 42 U.S.C. 666(f) required all States to enact the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) by January 1, 1998. UIFSA, at section 311(b) requires the use of federally approved forms in interstate CSE proceedings. Tribal IV-D agencies are not required to use these forms.
EFFECTIVE DATE: These revised forms are effective immediately, and the new expiration date is May 31, 2014. States will need time to make changes to their forms. Therefore, please continue to honor previous forms and implement the revised ones as soon as possible. The forms are available on OCSE's web site.
INQUIRIES: ACF OCSE Regional Program Managers
Office of Child Support Enforcement