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Section 823 - Disqualification Relating to Child Support Arrears

Last Modified: 04/10/2014

Section 823 - Disqualification Relating to Child Support Arrears

Q. Regarding disqualification for child support arrears, this provision implies "retroactivity" since an individual would be "ineligible in the month during which he/she was delinquent". This could not be known by the State agency until after the delinquency occurred. How will this be applied?

A. This will be addressed in the regulations. Note that this provision is optional.

Q. Will arrearage in child support payments be a reportable change or will State agencies rely on information from CSEA?

A. We will either address this in regulations or allow State flexibility in this area.

Q. How does the disqualification apply if the arrearage is after benefits have been issued for the month?

A. We will either address this in regulations or allow State flexibility in this area.

Q. What if action has been taken to disqualify the individual because the payment has not been made by the required deadline within the month but then the payment is received by the last day of the month?

A. We will either address this in regulations or allow State flexibility in this area.