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Instructions for Allocation of Incentive Payments

AT-77-05

Published: March 1, 1977
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Funding, Incentive, Intergovernmental/Interstate
Types:
Policy, Action Transmittals (AT)

Instructions for allocation of incentive payments among jurisdictions pursuant to section 458(b) of the Act.

PROGRAM TRANSMITTAL

ACTION TRANSMITTAL

OCSE-AT-77-05

March 1, 1977

TO:STATE AGENCIES ADMINISTERING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PLANS APPROVED UNDER TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT AND OTHER INTERESTED INDIVIDUALS

SUBJECT:Instructions for allocation of incentive payments among jurisdictions pursuant to section 458(b) of the Act.

BACKGROUND:On December 21, 1976, the Office of Child Support Enforcement issued OCSE-AT-76-23 regarding the above subject. The second paragraph of Section 3 had an error in the next to the last sentence. The sentence should have read:

"If the State IV-D agencies do not agree that the activity of the assisting jurisdiction(s) is de minimus, the incentive payment must be divided equally among the responding jurisdiction and the assisting jurisdiction." (Not initiating jurisdiction). We are, therefore, issuing a revised page 3.

ATTACHMENT: Revised page 3 to OCSE-AT-76-23 dated December 21, 1976. (reproduced below)

INQUIRIES TO: OCSE Regional Representatives

Deputy Director

Office of Child Support Enforcement

made to the State in intrastate cases according to the requirements of section 458(a) of the Act and 45 CFR 302.52(a).

Section 3 - Allocation of incentives in interstate cases

In interstate cases in which there is no assisting jurisdiction, all of the incentive shall be paid to the responding jurisdiction. The activity of the initiating jurisdiction is considered to be de minimus in comparison to the activity of the responding jurisdiction.

In interstate cases in which there is one or more assisting jurisdictions, the State IV-D agency of the State of the responding jurisdiction and the State IV-D agencies of the assisting jurisdiction(s) must agree on the allocation of the incentive payments. (The State IV-D agency of the State of the initiating jurisdiction is excluded from this determination since its activity is considered to be de minimus.)

If the State IV-D agencies agree that the activity of the assisting jurisdiction(s) is de minimus in comparison to the activity of the responding jurisdiction, all of the incentive shall be paid to the responding jurisdiction. If the State IV-D agencies do not agree that the activity of the assisting jurisdiction(s) is de minimus, the incentive payment must be divided equally among the responding jurisdiction and the assisting jurisdiction(s). The responding jurisdiction shall be responsible for making payment to the assisting jurisdiction(s) after receiving the entire incentive from the initiating jurisdiction.

SUPERSEDED MATERIAL: OCSE-AT-76-12, dated July 22, 1976

INQUIRIES TO:OCSE Regional Representatives

Deputy Director

Office of Child Support Enforcement