DATE: May 7, 2018
TO: State IV-D Agencies
SUBJECT: A Caseworker’s Guide to Processing Cases with Australia
The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) develops Caseworker’s Guides to assist U.S. child support workers in processing cases with countries that are foreign reciprocating countries (FRCs), under section 459A of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 659a), but have not yet joined the Hague Child Support Convention.
The attached Caseworker’s Guide to Processing Cases with Australia - 2018 replaces case processing information on Australia published in 2003 (IM-03-07). Since we now have specific resources for all Hague Convention countries as well as country-specific guides for the remaining FRCs, we are superseding IM-03-07.
The Guide contains the following information:
Part A – Outgoing Child Support Cases from the U.S. to Australia
Part B – Incoming Child Support Cases from Australia to the U.S.
Part C – Federal-level Reciprocity Agreement between the U.S. and Australia
SUPERSEDES: IM-03-07: A Caseworker’s Guide for Cases with Foreign Reciprocating Countries
INQUIRIES: Please contact your OCSE Regional Office or e-mail email@example.com if you have any questions.
Scott M. Lekan
Office of Child Support Enforcement