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4.9.12 Child Support Cooperation at Redetermination

ISSUE DATE: 04/2018

Child Support cooperation is required at redetermination.

Determining cooperation status

45 days prior to redetermination due date

Workers receive an MEC² alert when a family’s redetermination is sent 45 days prior to the redetermination due date. Upon receiving the alert, it is recommended that the CCAP worker determine whether the family needs to cooperate with Child Support. If the family is not cooperating, this allows the family time to meet Child Support requirements by the redetermination due date.

45 days prior to the redetermination due date, it is recommended that workers check PRISM or with the child support enforcement worker to see if the family is cooperating with Child Support enforcement for all children with an absent parent.

  • · If there is an open Child Support case and the local Child Support agency determined the family is not cooperating:
  • - Notify the family that they must cooperate by the redetermination due date or their CCAP case will close.
  • - Send the family a Memo with this information and include their child support worker’s name and phone number.
  • · If there is no open Child Support case and the family had a change in family composition during the 12 month eligibility period that required Child Support cooperation:
  • - Send the Cooperating with Child Support Enforcement (DHS-2338) and Referral to Support and Collections (DHS-3163B) forms to the family.
  • - Notify the family that the forms must be completed and returned by the redetermination due date or their CCAP case will close.
  • Redetermination processing

    Child Support cooperation is a CCAP eligibility factor that must be verified at redetermination.

    When processing the redetermination, check PRISM or with the child support enforcement worker to see if the family is cooperating with Child Support enforcement for all children with an absent parent.

  • · If the family is cooperating with child support and all other requirements are met, the redetermination can be processed.
  • · If the family is not cooperating with Child Support, send the family a Special Letter that cooperating with Child Support is needed by their redetermination due date or their case will close.
  • · If the family is not in cooperating with Child Support by the end of the redetermination period, allow the case to close for failure to complete redetermination.
  • Redetermination processing - Reinstatement

    If the family submits their completed redetermination form and all required eligibility verifications within 30 calendar days after their case closes, the case can be reinstated back to the date the case closed if all other redetermination eligibility factors are met. Prior to reinstating, check PRISM or with the Child Support enforcement worker to see if the family is cooperating with Child Support enforcement for all children with an absent parent.

  • · If the family is cooperating with Child Support and all other requirements are met, the case can be reinstated back to the date it closed.
  • · If the family is not cooperating with Child Support, the case can not be reinstated. Inform the family that cooperation is needed by the end of the 30 day reinstatement period.
  • - If cooperation is met after the 30 day reinstatement period the family will need to reapply for CCAP and cooperate with Child Support at application.
  • Legal authority

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

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