Section 38-10-12


Published: 2015

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Section 38-10-12

Section 38-10-12Time limit for disbursement by department to child's custodian of child support payments received by it; exception.

(a) When any support payments are made directly to the department, including the state and county departments, under any and all of its child support programs and other child support programs administered by it, including programs administered pursuant to the requirements of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act, and any payments, or any portion thereof, are due to be disbursed to the custodian of the child, the department receiving payment shall within five working days after the day of its receipt make remittance of the amount due by mailing it to the custodian of the child. The five-day distribution requirement shall not apply when the department has received service of an affidavit to terminate income withholding due to the fact that all children subject to the order have reached the age of majority or all arrearage obligations have been fulfilled, or as otherwise provided in subdivisions (1) and (2).



(1) When collection is made pursuant to the federal tax offset provisions of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act or pursuant to the setoff debt collection provisions of Article 3, Chapter 18, Title 40, distribution shall continue to be made pursuant to that article and federal requirements.



(2) When the amount of support collected on an order in a month is less than ten dollars ($10), the amount collected shall be held in escrow by the department until the total collections on that order, including any amount held in escrow, exceed ten dollars ($10), at which time the amount shall be distributed.



(b) Any child support disregard payment to current aid to families with dependent children recipients shall not be governed by this section, but shall be made pursuant to federal requirements.

(Acts 1990, No. 90-768, p. 1571; Acts 1991, No. 91-660, p. 1263, §2; Acts 1995, No. 95-526, p. 1062, §2.)