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4.9 Cooperation with Child Support

ISSUE DATE: 10/2017

Require all new applicants to cooperate with Child Support for all minor children in the home with an absent parent. At redetermination, require all participants to cooperate with Child Support for all minor children in the home with an absent parent. See Chapter 4.9.3 (Child Support enforcement referral process).

Consider applicants to be cooperating when the Referral to Support and Collections form DHS-3163B-ENG (PDF) and Cooperation with Child Support Enforcement form DHS-2338 (PDF) are signed and filled out.

Cooperation with Child Support may include:

  • · Establishing paternity.
  • · Establishing a support order
  • · Modifying a support order
  • · Enforcing of an existing support order.
  • It also includes the following, as determined necessary by Child Support enforcement:

  • · Providing all known information relevant to the absent parent such as name, address, social security number, phone number, place of employment or school, and the names and addresses of any relatives.
  • · Appearing at interviews, hearings and legal proceedings.
  • · If under a judicial or administrative order, submitting to genetic tests including genetic testing of the child.
  • · Providing additional information necessary to cooperate in good faith with the Child Support agency.
  • Child care support

    If a court order establishes Child Care Support for a child receiving child care assistance, the parent must assign the Child Care Support to the State.

    Assignment of Child Care Support is a condition of eligibility for child care assistance. A caregiver assigns all rights of the family to Child Care Support by completing the Minnesota Child Care Assistance Program Application DHS-3550 (PDF) or the Combined Application - Child Care Addendum DHS-5223D (PDF) in addition to the Combined Application Form DHS-5223 (PDF).

    Legal authority

    Minnesota Statutes 119B.09, subd. 1
    Minnesota Statutes 256.741

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