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Missouri State Law

A. General/Program-At-A-Glance

A1. How many local IV-D offices are in your state (excluding agencies with cooperative agreements)?
The Family Support Division (FSD) has 18 local state run IV-D offices. In Audrain, Buchanan, Clay, Montgomery and Jackson counties, the prosecuting attorney and his/her staff perform the same functions as a state-administered child support office except the employees are not state employees. FSD refers cases to local county prosecuting attorney offices when judicial processes (the courts) for paternity establishment, order establishment and enforcement are necessary. Once work is completed on a referral, the prosecuting attorney's responsibility for the case ends.
A2. Does your state have statutes that define the attorney-client relationship between the state's attorney and the agency only?
Yes
A2.1. If yes, what is the statutory citation?
Section 454.513, RSMo
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A2.2. Did your state have the state's bar counsel issue an opinion setting the attorney-client relationship?
N/A
A2.3. If yes, please explain.
N/A

B. UIFSA

B1. What is the statutory citation for your state's UIFSA?
Sections 454.1500 to 454.1728, RSMo
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B2. How many copies or sets of documents does your state need for an intergovernmental case referral?
The original UIFSA packet and two copies.

C. Reciprocity

C1. With which foreign countries does your state have a state level reciprocal agreement for child support enforcement? (Do not include federal foreign reciprocating countries in your answer.)
Missouri does not have any state-level agreements with foreign countries.
C1.1. Does your state exercise its option to receive Federal Funding Participation (FFP) for enforcement of spousal-only orders for foreign reciprocating countries?
No
C1.2. If yes, please explain.
N/A
C2. Has your state established reciprocity with any Native American tribal courts?
No
C2.1. If yes, list the tribes and identify services provided, if less than full services.
N/A
C3. Does your state accept direct applications from parents in non-reciprocating or non-treaty countries? **
Yes
C4. When a Hague Convention country seeks registration of a Convention support order in your state, does your state allow the country to send an abstract (or summary) of the order on the Hague Abstract of a Decision form in lieu of the complete text? (See UIFSA 706 (b) (1).) **

D. Age of Majority

D1. What is the age of majority in your state?
18 years of age, unless specific circumstances (outlined below) apply
D2. What is the statutory citation for the age of majority?
Section 452.340, RSMo
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D3. If not addressed in the order, at what age is child support automatically terminated as a matter of state law? Qualify, if necessary.
Child support terminates at age 18 or if in high school at 18, upon graduation from high school or age 21, whichever occurs first. Enrollment in a GED program is also considered being enrolled in a "secondary school program of instruction," and support would terminate upon completion of the program or age 21, whichever occurs first. If a child enrolls in college or vocational school by October 1 following high school graduation or completion of a GED program, support continues until age 21 or when his/her education is completed, whichever occurs first, provided the child: 1. Enrolls for and completes at least 12 hours of credit each semester (not including summer semesters); 2. Achieves grades sufficient to re-enroll at the institution; and 3. At the beginning of each semester, submits to each parent a transcript or similar official document provided by the college or vocational school which includes the courses the child is enrolled in and has completed for each semester, the grades and credits received and the courses the child is enrolled in for the upcoming semester.
D4. Does the date of the order determine the law that is applied?
No
D4.1. If yes, please explain.
N/A
D5. Does child support end if the child leaves the household, but does not emancipate?
No
D5.1. Optional comments regarding emancipation.
A parent may complete an affidavit or sworn statement with the Family Support Division (FSD) or the appropriate court (depending on which entity entered the order) stating that the child is emancipated and recites the factual basis for such statement. When the parent receiving support completes an affidavit or sworn statement, the obligation for child support is deemed terminated without further judicial or administrative process. When the parent paying support files an affidavit or sworn statement, the obligation is deemed terminated if the parent receiving support acknowledges and agrees in writing or does not respond within 30 days of being served with the affidavit or sworn statement. If the parent receiving support denies the affidavit or sworn statement, the court or FSD treats the affidavit or sworn statement as a request for hearing.
D6. Does your state allow support to be paid beyond the age of majority under any circumstances (for example, the child is handicapped or in college)?
Yes
D6.1. If yes, please explain.
The court may extend the child support obligation past the age of 18 if the child is physically or mentally incapacitated from supporting himself/herself and insolvent and unmarried.
D7. Does your state automatically reduce current support owed for remaining children after one of the children in an order reaches the age of majority or otherwise emancipates?
No
D7.1. If yes, please describe the procedure.
Regarding question #7, current support for the remaining children would be reduced only if the judicial order included such a provision.
D8. Does your state accept a application from a party after all of the children on the case have emancipated?
Yes.
D8.1 If not, how does this affect interstate referrals?
N/A

E. Statute of Limitations

E1. What is your State's statute of limitations for collection of past-due support?
Past-due support shall be presumed to be paid after 10 years expires from the date that the original judgment (payment) became due, or if the judgment has been revived, 10 years after the revival or after the expiration of 10 years from the last recorded payment. Per state statute 516.350.
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E2. What is your State's statute of limitations for paternity establishment?
Family support division policy is to assist with paternity establishment for children under the age of 18 whose custodial parent/custodian or noncustodial parent requests that FSD do so, and for children between the ages of 18 and 21 who request that FSD do so.
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E3. Is dormancy revival/renewal possible?
No
E3.1. If yes, please explain the circumstances when it's possible and how long it's possible.
N/A
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F. Support Details

F1. What guideline type or method does your state use to calculate child support (for example, Shared Income Model, Percentage of Income Model, Melson Formula)?
Income Shares. The income shares method of determining a child support obligation takes into consideration both parents' gross incomes and obligations.
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F2. Does your state charge interest on arrears?
Yes
F2.1. If yes, please indicate the amount of interest charged and any related conditions.
Interest may be charged at the rate of 1% per month simple interest on Missouri orders. Per state statute 454.520, the interest accrues and attaches to the underlying support or maintenance judgment or order. The obligee MUST present to the circuit clerk a sworn arrearage affidavit (if there are periods in which the circuit clerk or the Family Support Payment Center was not trustee) and a statement detailing the interest computation to make the interest collectible.
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F3. Does your state charge interest on retroactive support?
No
F3.1. If yes, please indicate the amount of interest charged and any related conditions.
N/A
F4. Does your state charge interest on adjudicated arrears?
Yes
F4.1. If yes, please indicate the amount of interest charged and any related conditions.
Interest may be charged at the rate of 1% per month simple interest on Missouri orders. Per state statute 454.520, the interest accrues and attaches to the underlying support or maintenance judgment or order. The obligee MUST present to the circuit clerk a sworn arrearage affidavit (if there are periods in which the circuit clerk or the Family Support Payment Center was not trustee) and a statement detailing the interest computation to make the interest collectible.
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F5. Will your state enforce a medical debt for 50 percent of the uninsured portion?
Yes
F5.1. If yes, under what circumstances?
The debt must be reduced to a sum-certain judgment. The Missouri IV-D agency will not bring the action to reduce the debt to a judgment, but will enforce the debt after a sum-certain judgment has been obtained.
F6. Does your state elect to recover costs or charge fees in your IV-D state plan?
Yes
F6.1. If yes, what costs are recovered from or fees charged to the obligee?
The Missouri IV-D agency charges an annual $10 non-IV-D payment processing fee for maintaining records on non-IV-D orders. This fee is automatically deducted from the first non-IV-D payment received each calendar year. Although this $10 fee is retained by the state, the obligor receives credit for the $10.
F6.2. If yes, what costs are recovered from or fees charged to the obligor?
The Missouri IV-D agency imposes the mandatory $25 annual fee in non-public assistance, IV-D child support cases. This fee is billed to the obligor as a separate collectible debt.
F7. Does your state recover costs on behalf of the initiating state?
No
F7.1. Optional comments regarding recovery of initiating state's fees.
N/A
F8. What is the statutory citation for your state's long-arm statute to establish or enforce child support?
Sections 454.857 and 506.500, RSMo.
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F9. Does your state establish, enforce, or modify spousal maintenance orders?
Yes
F9.1. If yes, under what circumstances?
The Missouri IV-D agency does not establish or modify spousal maintenance orders. Spousal maintenance orders are enforced if the obligation is in the form of a periodic payment and a child support obligation (current or arrearages) is also being enforced.
F10. Does your state require the initiating state to include information about the new spouse or partner upon a request for establishment or modification? (See General Testimony, AT-11-07)
No
F10.1. Optional comments regarding required information on spouse or partner.
N/A
F11. How does your state impose and collect the mandatory annual fee applicable to IV-D cases for people who never received IV-A assistance?
The $25 annual fee is assessed to noncustodial parents.
F11.1. Does your state collect the fee by retaining the support collected on behalf of the person but not the first $500?
No
F11.2 Does your state collect the fee from the person applying for IV-D services?
No
F11.3. Does your state collect the fee from the absent parent?
Yes
F11.4. Does your state pay the fee out of its own funds?
Yes, if not recovered from the noncustodial parent.
F12. When did your state implement the required Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) limited-assignment provision?
10/1/2009
F13. Will your state pass through (and disregard for TANF eligibility purposes) the excepted portion to families in current assistance cases?
No
F14. Does your state participate in the pass-through in former assistance cases?
No
F14.1. If yes, provide the date.
N/A
F15. Will your state discontinue eligible assignments under the DRA of 2005?
No
F15.1. If yes, list the eligible assignments your state would discontinue.
N/A
F15.2. When will your state discontinue each type of assignment?
N/A
F16. Does your state follow PRWORA or DRA distribution ordering rules in former assistance cases?
PRWORA
F17. What are your state's requirements to redirect payments from the court-order payee when a child on the order is receiving TANF with a different payee?
When the legal custodian and obligee under the order relinquishes physical custody of the child to a caretaker relative, and the caretaker relative receives TANF on behalf of the child, the support rights are assigned to the state by operation of law.
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F17.1. What are your state's requirements to redirect payments from the court-order payee when a child on the order is receiving Medicaid only with a different payee?
When the legal custodian and obligee under the order relinquishes physical custody of the child to a caretaker relative, and the caretaker relative does not receive TANF on behalf of the child, the division may, 30 days after the transfer of custody and upon notice to the obligee and obligor in the order, change the payee to the caretaker relative.
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F17.2. What are your state's requirements to redirect payments from the court-order payee when a child on the order is with a different payee and not receiving TANF or Medicaid only?
The Missouri IV-D agency will only provide services to a non-TANF caretaker relative if: 1) the caretaker relative previously received TANF or Medicaid for the child(ren) and the case converted to non-TANF; and 2) the case meets criteria for changing the payee of an existing order (see requirements in F17.1. above).
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F17.3. How does your state collect the $25.00 annual fee on never-TANF cases?
The $25.00 annual fee is billed to the noncustodial parent.
F18. Will your state recover costs from a U.S. resident non-custodial parent in foreign reciprocating or treaty cases? **
No
F18.1 If yes, describe all costs arising in practice (for example, court costs or legal fees). **
N/A
F19. Does your state send CSENet transactions to request interest information?(MSC R GRINT)
Yes, but they must be manually generated by the caseworker.
F20. Does your state send CSENet transactions to provide another state with interest and arrears information? (MSC P GSTAI)
Yes.

G. Income Withholding

G1. What specific source of income is not subject to withholding?
TANF, SSI and benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs unless special conditions exists
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G2. Does your state have any limits on income withholding in addition to the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) limits?
Yes
G2.1. If yes, what are those limits?
State withholding statutes invoke the CCPA. However, withholding orders issued by the Missouri IV-D agency limit the withholding to 50% of disposable earnings.
G3. What is the allowable fee per pay period employers may charge for processing income withholding payments?
$6 per month, per state statute 454.505.
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G4. After receiving an income withholding order or notice, what is the date by which the employer is required to implement income withholding?
Two weeks after the income withholding was mailed or issued electronically.
G5. What is the date by which an employer must remit amounts withheld from an employee's pay?
Within 7 business days of the date the income was payable to the obligor.
G6. What are your state's procedures for sanctioning employers for not implementing income withholding?
Legal action is required.
G7. What is the penalty to an employer for failure to remit payments withheld?
The employer is liable for the amount that should have been withheld and paid over and is subject to a fine not to exceed $500, court costs and reasonable attorney fees, per state statute 454.405.
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G8. Does your state allow direct income withholding of unemployment insurance (UI) benefits across state lines?
No
G8.1. Explain your process for receiving direct withholding orders across state lines.
N/A
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G8.2. What documents are required to intercept UI benefits?
N/A
G9. Does your state allow direct income withholding of workers' compensation (WC) benefits across state lines?
Yes
G9.1. Optional comments regarding direct withholding of WC benefits across state lines.
In accordance with 454.517, RSMo, child support liens must be filed directly with the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation at PO Box 58, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0058.
G10. How does an obligor contest income withholding in your state?
An obligor contests a IV-D administrative income withholding by submitting a written request for an administrative hearing within 30 calendar days of the date the income withholding was mailed to him/her.
G11. When the obligor has more than one claim for child support against his or her income, what is your state's priority scheme for income-withholding orders? For example, the employer should allocate the available amount for withholding equally among all orders or prorate available amount across orders.
Child support has priority over any other garnishment, attachment or assignment. When the obligor has more than one claim for child support against his/her income, and the combined withholdings exceed 50% of the obligor's net income, the collections are prorated among the cases with withholding claims, giving priority to current support amounts.
G11.1. If an employer in your state receives more than one income withholding order for child support from other states, can the employer request your assistance?
Yes
G11.2. If assistance is not available, explain how employers should proceed. Provide a citation for the state law that governs how they should proceed.
N/A
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G12. Does your state require any mandatory deductions, such as union dues or medical insurance premiums, to arrive at net pay from gross pay when calculating disposable income for child support purposes?
Yes. Mandatory deductions include those required by law (i.e., state, federal and local taxes, Social Security and Medicare taxes).
G13. When does your state require the employer to send notice of an employee's termination?
Within 10 days of the termination, per state statute 454.505.
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G14. How long should an employer retain the income withholding orders (IWO) after terminating an employee, in anticipation of reinstating the withholding should the employee be rehired?
Until notified by the enforcing authority.
G15. Does your state charge any fees to the obligor that the employer must withhold and remit to the state?
No
G16. Does your state offer an alternate web-based payment mechanism in addition to paper and EFT/EDI?
Yes, in addition to paper and EFT/EDI, employers may submit payments via ACH debit.
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G17. Can another state send a direct income withholding order to any of the following in your state: employer, financial institution (explain which institutions), bureau of workers' compensation, or other income payer?
Another state may send a direct income withholding order to a Missouri employer. A child support lien must be filed directly with the Missouri Division of Workers' Compensation.
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G18. If there is insufficient income for an employer to withhold for both the total amount of child support and medical support, describe your state's prioritization between child support and medical support.
Current child support takes priority over the health insurance premium. After the health insurance premium, the priority is current spousal support, periodic medical support, and then arrearage payments. (Per 45 CFR 303.100)
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G19. If your state has more than one state or jurisdiction requesting to collect support for the same obligor/obligee combination under the same court order for the same children, (for example where current support goes to the CP and other states have claims for past periods based on payment of TANF), what is your state's procedure for distributing payments among these arrears claims?
After current support is paid, the arrears payments would be distributed proportionately.
G20. If your practice for distribution of payments between cases is directed by state law or rule, what is the citation?
Distribution follows federal law and regulations and is addressed in sections 452.350 and 454.505,
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G21. Does your state's law require a signature on the income withholding order?
No

H. Paternity

H1. When your state enters an order establishing paternity, do you also address issues of custody and visitation?
No
H1.1. If yes, please explain.
N/A
H2. What is the percentage of probability for genetic testing that creates a rebuttable or conclusive presumption of paternity?
98% or greater probability of paternity using a 0.5 prior probability creates a rebuttable presumption of paternity, per state statute 210.822.
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H3. Optional comments regarding legislation that makes paternity acknowledgments conclusive.
Affidavits acknowledging paternity filed with the Bureau of Vital Statistics prior to July 1, 1997 create a presumption of paternity. Affidavits acknowledging paternity filed after July 1, 1997 establish legal paternity, per state statute 210.823.
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H4. What is the effective date of the state law that makes paternity acknowledgments conclusive?
07/01/1997
H4.1. Were acknowledgments prior to that effective date rebuttable?
Yes
H4.2. Optional comments regarding paternity acknowledgments prior to that date.
See response to question H3 above.
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H5. Does marriage constitute a rebuttable presumption of paternity?
Yes
H5.1. If yes, how is the presumption rebutted?
The presumption must be rebutted in an appropriate action by clear and convincing evidence, per state statute 210.822.
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H6. If the father's name is on the birth certificate and paternity has not been established by any other means, does this mean conclusive determination of paternity?
No
H6.1. If no, briefly explain.
It is generally necessary to determine the circumstances under which the father's name was added to the birth certificate. For example, Missouri law (state statute 193.085) requires the name of the mother's husband to appear on the child's birth record unless: (1) Paternity has been determined otherwise by a court; or (2) All parties (mother, father and putative father) execute an affidavit attesting that the husband is not the father and the putative father is the father. Missouri's Bureau of Vital Records also permits the mother to decline from giving the birthing hospital any information about the father of the baby.
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H7. What is the effective date of the state law that makes a father's name on the birth certificate a conclusive determination of paternity?
Missouri has no such law.
H8. Does your state have any other paternity-related presumptions?
Yes
H8.1. If yes, briefly explain.
If a child is born out of wedlock and the parents later marry, the parents may complete forms to legitimate the child's birth record. Filing of these forms with the Bureau of Vital Statistics creates a presumption of paternity.
H9. Does your state have a putative fathers' registry?
Yes
H9.1. If yes, what is the name of that entity?
Department of Health and Senior Services, Bureau of Vital Records
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H10. Are there any fees for requesting searches, paternity documents and data from your state's bureau of vital statistics?
Yes
H10.1. If yes, please describe any circumstances under which these fees may be waived.
IV-D agencies are not charged fees for such services. However, private individuals are charged fees. To receive a faxed response, IV-D agencies may make requests by fax, on agency letterhead, to 573-526-3846, Attention Denise Branch. For hard-copy documentation, IV-D agencies may write: Bureau of Vital Records, PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102-0570. A self-addressed stamped envelope is appreciated.
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H11. Is common-law marriage recognized in your state?
No
H11.1. If yes, briefly describe the standard that defines common-law marriage.
N/A
H11.2. When did your current common-law standard go into effect?
H11.3. If there was a common-law standard in effect prior to your current standard, what was that standard and when did it go into effect?
N/A
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H12. When the custodial party and/or other witnesses are not able to appear in person for paternity hearings, what methods of testimony are acceptable; for example, written, videotape, and teleconferencing?
Alternative methods of testimony are at the court's discretion.
H13. Give the statutory citation for your state's long-arm statute and list any special provisions.
Section 454.1515, RSMo
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H14. Does your state recover genetic testing costs for another state?
Yes
H14.1. If yes, please explain.
Generally, this won't be necessary since, per federal regulation, the responding state is responsible for the costs for genetic testing in paternity establishment cases. In conjunction with establishment of a support order, the IV-D agency will attempt to obtain a judgment for the costs of genetic testing against the alleged father if he is shown to be the father.
H15. List any documents required to get the father's name on the birth certificate. For example, is an acknowledgment of paternity needed?
Depending on the circumstances, a certified copy of the administrative order, an affidavit acknowledging paternity or a court order is required to add the father's name to a child's birth certificate. Court orders must specifically direct the Missouri Bureau of Vital Records to add the father's name, and must provide, either on the order or on a separate confidential sheet, the full names (including maiden if appropriate) and dates of birth of all parties, and states of birth of the mother and father. This information will assure a complete and accurate birth certificate.
H16. If there is more than one child with the same custodial party and the same alleged father, should one set of documents be sent to your state (with a paternity affidavit for each child) or should a separate packet be sent for each child?
Missouri requires one UIFSA packet with a separate paternity affidavit for each child.

I. Support Order Establishment

I1. Does your state use an administrative, judicial, or a combined process to establish a support obligation?
Missouri uses both administrative process and judicial process to establish support obligations.
I1.1. If your state can establish under both, under what circumstances would the administrative process be used?
Administrative process is used when possible to establish legal paternity and support obligations. Judicial process is used when administrative process is not legally possible or judicial establishment is deemed more appropriate for case-specific reasons.
I1.2. Under what circumstances would a judicial process would be used?
The judicial process is used to establish a support order when: 1) the alleged father or noncustodial parent is a minor; 2) it involves a presumed vs. alleged situation; 3) a presumption or legal finding of paternity cannot be established administratively (i.e., administrative process can only be used to establish a support order if a presumption or legal finding of paternity exists).
I1.3. If your state uses an administrative process, provide the statutory citations for your state's administrative procedures.
Section 454.470, RSMo.
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I2. In setting support under your state's guidelines, whose income is considered in addition to the noncustodial (NCP's) (for example, new spouses or children)?
In addition to the NCP's income, the custodial parent's income is considered. A child's income may be considered when deviating from the presumed child support amount. However, the child's income cannot be based on the child's special needs.
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I3. What criteria for rebutting your presumptive guidelines have been established in your state?
The court or administrative agency must enter a written or specific finding in the record that the presumed amount is unjust or inappropriate, per state statute 452.340.
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I4. Will your state establish support orders for prior periods?
Yes
I4.1. If yes, for what prior periods (for example, birth of the child, date of separation, prenatal expenses, 5 years retroactive)?
The period is limited to five years preceding the commencement of the action. Judgments for retroactive support are included in judicial orders only.
I4.2. What information or documentation does your State require to proceed?
Requests should indicate the period for which support is sought, the financial (income) information for the parties for the period, and a notarized month-by-month breakdown of TANF paid out during the period.
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I4.3. Will your state allow a petition for support when the only issue is retroactive support?
No
I4.4. If there are limitations upon your state's ability to establish support for prior periods, specify those limitations.
If administrative process is used to establish an order for ongoing support, it will not include a judgment for retroactive support.
I5. What actions can your state perform using the administrative process? For example, does your state use an administrative process for paternity, establishment, modification, and the enforcement of child support?
Administrative process is used to establish legal paternity, establish and enforce child support and/or medical support orders and modify administrative support orders.
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I6. What is your state's statutory authority for the administrative process?
Chapter 454, RSMo
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I7. Is there a local state law that allows an interstate administrative subpoena?
No.
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I8. Does your state require that a custodial party receiving public assistance, who is not one of the biological parents, have legal custody of a child before establishing an order for support for that child?
No, but the custodial party must be a relative.
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I9. Does your state require that a custodial party who is not one of the biological parents, have legal custody of a child before establishing an order for support for that child when public assistance is not being expended?
The custodial party must be a relative. If the custodial party has not previously received public assistance, the custodial party must have legal custody or guardianship.
I10. Does your state require that a custodial party, who is not one of the biological parents, have legal custody of a child before enforcing an order for support that was issued to the biological parents as the parties for non-public assistance cases?
Yes, legal custody or guardianship, unless the case meets criteria for changing the payee on an existing order. The custodial party must be a relative.
I11. When your state has issued an order that reserves support and now child support should now be ordered, should the other state request an establishment or a modification?
Modification
I12. When there is an existing support order between the parents of a child, and the child's residence changes from one parent to the other, does your state require that the new custodian obtain legal custody before a support order is modified or established?
If the existing support order is a judicial order, the IV-D agency will not attempt to enter an administrative order or attempt to modify the existing judicial order when the current physical custody arrangement for the child does not agree with the custody determination in the court order. The parent who was not awarded primary physical custody in the court order must go to court to legitimize the physical custody arrangement. If the existing order is an administrative order, staff will attempt to establish a new administrative order.
I13. When there is an existing support order between the parents of a child, and the child's residence changes from one parent to the other, does your state require that the new custodian obtain legal custody before support can be redirected to the new payee?
Support cannot be redirected to the other parent. The parent must obtain a modification of the order or get a new order.
I14. What methods of personal service does your state use? **
Forward documents needing to be served to the sheriff or other public official. Forward documents needing to be served to a private contractor. Other, please specify: first-class mail; in person; certified mail, return receipt requested; certified mail, restricted delivery, return receipt requested.
I15. Does your state send and receive pleadings and documents electronically in international cases? **
No
I15.1 If yes, specify the types of pleadings and documents your state can send and receive electronically. **
N/A
I16. When establishing a child support order, what can be included as add-ons to the child support guideline amount? **
Child care expenses, extra-curricular activities, extraordinary expenses (explain), and uninsured medical expenses.
I17. Please provide the relevant statutory or case law citation. **
Section 452.340, RSMo
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I18. Does your state encourage amicable solutions between parents in order to promote voluntary payment of support, such as the use of mediation, conciliation, or similar consent processes? **
Yes
I18.1 If yes, indicate the appropriate responses. **
Mediation.

J. Support Enforcement

J1. Indicate whether your state has the following enforcement remedies available. Also indicate what procedures are available (i.e., judicial, administrative, or both).
J1.1. Are your state income tax refund procedures judicial, administrative, or both?
Administrative
J2. Is the lien process in your state judicial, administrative, or both?
Administrative
J2.1. What are the trigger criteria for filing a lien?
A child support arrearage of more than $1,000 is recommended for the filing of a personal property lien. A specific arrearage threshold is not required for the filing of a real property lien; however, it is recommended that an obligor owe at least $500 in past-due support.
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J2.2. Where are your state liens filed?
Real Property - If the support order and the real property are in the same Missouri County, an administrative lien is filed in that county. If the support order was entered in one county and the real property is located in a different county, an administrative lien must be filed in the county of the original order. Once the lien is filed in the county of the order, a copy of the lien and a certified copy of the support order are attached to a second administrative lien and filed in the county where the real property is located. Personal Property - Liens on personal property registered in the obligor's name are filed with the Department of Revenue (DOR), Division of Motor Vehicle and Drivers Licensing (DMV). DMV registers each lien on its Child Support Lien list.
J2.3. Does your state charge a fee for filing a lien?
No
J2.4. If yes, please indicate the amount.
N/A
J.3. Does your state enforce property seizure and sale?
Yes
J3.1. Are the property seizure and sale procedures judicial, administrative, or both?
Judicial
J4. Are the MSFIDM freeze and seize procedures in your state judicial, administrative, or both?
Administrative
J4.1. When must an NCP receive notice that a MSFIDM freeze and seize action is an enforcement remedy and may be used by the state to collect delinquent child support?
State law does not require notification to an NCP that a financial institution lien is a potential enforcement remedy. However, when an enforcement case is opened, a notice is sent to the NCP outlining potential enforcement remedies.
J4.2. Does your state's income withholding definition include amounts in financial institutions?
No
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J4.3. Does your state require a new notice to be sent when intent to freeze and seize is sent?
Yes
J4.3.1 If yes, who notifies the NCP, the state or the financial institution?
Upon acknowledgment by the financial institution that funds have been encumbered, the State notifies the NCP.
J5. What are the time frames if a new notice of intent to freeze and seize must be sent?
Upon receipt of a lien, the financial institution immediately encumbers the obligor's portion of the account (equal-share presumption) up to the amount on the lien and mails a response to the State within 10 business days. Within two business days of receiving the financial institution's response, the State notifies the obligor that all or part of his/her assets deposited with the financial institution have been encumbered (frozen).
J5.1. What are the criteria that must be met to deem an obligor eligible for freeze and seize action in your state?
The obligor must have a IV-D arrearage exceeding $500 for a particular case/order.
J5.2. What is the minimum delinquent dollar amount that makes an obligor eligible for asset seizure?
$500 for a particular case/order
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J5.3. Is there a specified amount of time of delinquency required prior to proceeding with freeze and seize?
No
J5.3.1. If yes, please provide the time frame.
N/A
J5.4. Are only a certain percentage of the obligor's financial assets eligible for freeze and seize?
No
J5.4.1. If yes, provide the percentage.
N/A
J5.4.2. Is the percentage different for joint accounts?
Yes
J5.4.3. If yes, describe.
All of the obligor's financial assets are eligible for seizure, but Missouri law creates an "equal-share" presumption among joint owners. Only the obligor's presumptive share is eligibile for seizure. If the obligor is a co-owner on a joint account with his/her spouse, assets in the account are not encumbered. If the obligor is a co-owner on a joint account with his/her parent, the financial institution may choose whether or not to encumber the assets in the account. If the obligor's name is on an account, but the financial institution does not consider the obligor to be an owner of the account (has no loegal rights to funds in the account), the assets will not be encumbered.
J5.5. Does your state require a minimum amount of money in a financial account for the funds to be eligible for freeze and seize action? If so, provide the amount.
Yes, the account must have a balance of at least $100.
J5.6. Who is responsible for applying the minimum amount, your state or the financial institution?
The financial institution is responsible for applying the minimum amount standard at the time the financial institution receives the lien.
J5.7. How long does the obligor or other account holders have to contact your state child support enforcement agency or court to challenge the Freeze and Seize action?
To contest a financial lien, the obligor must submit a written request for an administrative hearing within 30 calendar days of the mailing date of the notice of lien. If a joint owner disagrees with the equal-share presumption, the joint owner must provide clear and convincing evidence regarding the ownership interests within 30 calendar days of the mailing date of the notice of lien. Per state statute 454.507, a joint owner may ask a court to decide the ownership interests of the account.
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J5.8. If state law or policy allows for a second contest to a freeze and seize action, how long does the obligor or joint account holder have to contact your child support agency or court to challenge the freeze and seize action?
N/A
J5.9. On what basis can an obligor and/or other account holder challenge a Freeze and Seize action?
The obligor can challenge the action on the basis of the child support debt or lack thereof. Joint owners can challenge the action on the basis of the presumed equal-share.
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J5.10. Is your state's complaint review process judicial, administrative, or both?
Administrative
J5.11. What are your state's penalties for incorrect seizures?
None
J5.12. Is the second challenge administrative, judicial, or both?
The state of Missouri does not allow for a second challenge of a financial lien. However, a party may petition the circuit court to request review of an administrative decision.
J5.13. What is your state's appeal time frame, unique appeal requirements and recourse for non-debtor accounts?
The obligor must request an administrative hearing in writing within 30 calendar days of the mailing date of the notice of lien. Non-debtor account owners may rebut the equal-share presumption within 30 calendar days of the mailing date of the notice. To rebut the equal-share presumption, an account owner must show the IV-D agency a true copy of a written agreement between the account owners about the joint ownership, which the joint owners entered before the notice was issued or other clear and convincing evidence about the joint ownership of the account. A joint owner may ask a court to decide the ownership interests of the account.
J5.14. Is the freeze and seize operation in your state centralized or automated?
Freeze and seize is a centralized process once the financial lien is issued. If the child support case and account type meet selected criteria, liens are system-generated, but staff make the final determination as to whether or not the lien is issued.
J5.15. Are there additional freeze and seize requirements or limitations not otherwise noted in this profile?
N/A
J5.16. Does your state have procedures to liquidate non-liquid assets (for example, stocks, bonds, etc)?
No
J5.16.1 If yes, provide the state authority and the procedures financial institutions should follow to liquidate non-liquid assets.
N/A
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J5.17. Does your state law or policies instruct the financial institution or state to hold the frozen assets during the challenge or appeal time frame or freeze period?
Financial institutions are directed to hold the encumbered assets until further notice/instruction from the IV-D agency. In accordance with state statute 454.507, the IV-D agency will not issue an Order to Surrender Assets until at least 60 days after the date of the lien.
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J5.18. How long does the financial institution have to send the obligor's assets to your child support enforcement agency?
The financial institution must send the encumbered assets to the Family Support Payment Center within seven calendar days of receiving the Order to Surrender Assets, per statute 454.507.
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J6. Does your state withhold state funds or benefits?
Yes
J6.1. If yes, is the method of withholding state benefits judicial, administrative or both?
Administrative
J7. Describe any other administrative enforcement procedures your state may have.
Administratively issued withholding orders attach to income (including wages and retirement and disability benefits), lump-sum payments and insurance payments. Administratively issued liens attach to real and personal property, financial accounts, workers' compensation benefits, an obligor's distributive share of a decedent's estate, and proceeds payable to the obligor as a result of a claim, counterclaim, or suit at law filed by the obligor. Another administrative enforcement remedy available is the authority to suspend driver and recreational (hunting and fishing) licenses.
J8. Describe any other judicial enforcement procedures your state may have.
Civil contempt and criminal non-support
J9. If your State has established specific procedures for registering administrative liens, what are the procedures that another State must follow?
Liens must be issued in accordance with Chapter 454, RSMo.
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J10. Which of your state's enforcement remedies are available without judicial actions?
Withholding orders attached to income (including wages, unemployment compensation benefits, retirement benefits and disability benefits), lump-sum payments, insurance payments and inmate bank accounts; Liens attached to real and personal property, financial accounts, workers' compensation benefits, an obligor's distributive share of a decedent's estate, and proceeds payable to the obligor as a result of a claim, counterclaim, or suit at law filed by the obligor; Suspension of driver license and recreational (hunting and fishing) licenses; Federal income tax refund offset; Passport denial, Administrative offset; Missouri state income tax refund offset; and Missouri lottery offset.
J11. Describe your state's procedures for registering and enforcing another state's order.
Orders are enforced administratively prior to registering the order. If administrative enforcement is not feasible or successful, the IV-D agency forwards the required documents to the prosecuting attorney (in the county of the non-requesting party) requesting registration of the existing order for enforcement.
J12. Describe additional judicial procedures required after registration, if any, to enforce a support order.
Once another state's order is registered for enforcement, no additional judicial procedures are required to enforce the registered order.
J13. Has your state adopted the Uniform Enforcement of Foreign Judgments Act (UEFJA)?
Yes
J13.1. If yes, provide the statutory citation.
Section 511.760, RSMo
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J14. What are your state's criteria for reporting an obligor's child support information to credit bureaus?
The obligor must owe $1,000 or more in past-due child support, spousal support, medical support or collective state-debt.
J15. To which credit bureaus does your state report an obligor's child support information?
Innovis Data Solutions, Experien, Equifax and Trans Union
J16. Is the method for credit bureau reporting judicial, administrative, or both?
Administrative
J17. These questions describe state procedures for Automated Administrative Enforcement in Interstate Cases (AEI). Refer to OCSE-AT-08-06 for additional information about AEI.
J18. What data matches with financial institutions and other entities (and the seizure of such assets) are available through AEI in your state? Examples may include liens and levies, MSFIDM, FIDM, state benefits (lump sum), state lottery, state income tax, etc.
All data matches available on intrastate cases are available to the requesting state.
J19. What documentation does your state require to proceed with an AEI request?
Child Support Enforcement Transmittal #1, a certified copy of the support order and a certified copy of the payment record
J20. What mandatory data elements does your state need to process AEI requests?
N/A
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J21. Which additional data elements would aid your state in processing AEI requests?
N/A
J22. How many copies/sets of documents does your state require with an AEI request?
The original UIFSA packet and two copies.
J23. What are the criteria that must be met to deem an obligor eligible for any AEI matches available in the state, aside from liens/levies and MSFIDM?
Each enforcement action has its own criteria.
J24. Does your state's law require financial institutions doing business in your state to accept freeze and seize actions directly from other states?
Yes
J24.1. If no, then describe the process for a freeze and seize action from another child support agency (for example, Transmittal #1 or Transmittal #3), and list the additional documentation required.
N/A
J25. What is the procedure for obtaining a certified copy of a court order?
The requesting entity must contact the circuit clerk in the county of the order.
J26. What is the procedure for obtaining a certified payment record?
The requesting entity must contact the circuit clerk in the county of the order.
J27. Is there a cost for requesting a certified copy of a court order or payment record?
Such costs are determined by each county.
J28. What are your state's policies and practices for driver's license revocation for nonpayment of support and reinstatement, especially for low income parents or a hardship exemption?
J29. What triggers a driver's license revocation?
J29.1 Is there a threshold arrears amount that serves as the basis to revoke or suspend a driver's license?
J29.2 If yes, what is the amount?
J30. Under what conditions may a noncustodial party restore the driver's license?
J30.1 What is the process for restoring a driver's license?
J31. Does your state allow temporary or conditional driver's licenses?
J31.1 If yes, what are the conditions?
J32. Describe any innovations or special practices your state uses regarding driver's license revocation and reinstatement.
J33. When your state is the initiating state, does it submit delinquent cases to the Debtor File for federal administrative offset?
Yes.
J33.1 If yes, does your state require a minimum dollar amount greater than $25.00 before submitting delinquent cases for administrative offset?
Yes.
J33.2 What is the dollar amount?
Equal to or greater than $150.00 for TANF and IV-E Foster Care cases; equal to or greater than $500.00 for NTANF and homeless, dependent and neglected (HDN) Foster Care cases.
J35. When your state is the initiating state, does it submit delinquent cases to the Debtor File for insurance match?
Yes
J35.1 If yes, does your state require a minimum dollar amount greater than $25.00 before submitting delinquent cases for insurance match?
Yes, Equal to or greater than $150.00 for TANF and IV-E Foster Care cases; equal to or greater than $500.00 for NTANF and homeless, dependent and neglected (HDN) Foster Care cases.
J36. When your state is the responding state, does it submit delinquent cases to the Debtor File for federal administrative offset?
No.
J36.1 If yes, does your state require a minimum dollar amount greater than $25.00 before submitting delinquent cases for federal administrative offset?
N/A
J36.2 What is the dollar amount?
N/A
J38. When your state is the responding state, does it submit delinquent cases to the Debtor File for insurance match?
No
J38.1 If yes, does your state require a minimum dollar amount greater than $25.00 before submitting delinquent cases for insurance match?
N/A
J38.2 What is the dollar amount?
N/A
J39. When your state is the responding state, does it submit delinquent cases to the Debtor File for passport denial?
No.
J40. Does your state give the NCP credit for Retirement, Survivors, and Disability Insurance (RSDI) benefits received directly by the CP?
Yes.

K. Modification and Review/Adjustment

K1. How frequently does your state conduct order reviews in IV-D cases (for example, every year, every three years)?
Every three years unless special circumstances apply.
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K2. Briefly describe your state's modification procedure.
Reviews are currently completed only upon request.
K3. What are your criteria for modification (for example, $50 or 20% from present order)?
FSD will upon request, review orders on a three-year cycle for possible modification. FSD will review orders for modification of the child support obligation and for medical support. Modification may result in an increase or decrease in support. If the review of the order is appropriate, financial information on both parties is obtained to determine if the case meets the criteria for modification (see 3 below). FSD modifies Missouri administrative orders using administrative process. The parties have the right to contest the motion to modify. Judicial orders are referred to the Attorney General's office to file a motion with the court to complete the modification.
K4. Which of the following criteria for demonstrating a change in circumstances apply for modifying an order?
K4.1. The earnings of the obligor have substantially increased or decreased.
Yes
K4.2. The earnings of the obligee have substantially increased or decreased.
Yes
K4.3. The needs of a party or the child(ren) have substantially increased or decreased.
No
K4.4. The cost of living as measured by the Federal Bureau of Vital Statistics has changed.
No
K4.5. The child(ren) has extraordinary medical expenses not covered by insurance.
No
K4.6. There has been a substantial change in childcare expenses.
No
K4.7. What other criteria does your state use for demonstrating a change in circumstances for modifying an order?
a child needs to be added to an existing administrative order; a child on a general order meets termination of support criteria, but other children remain active on the order and application of the guidelines results in a change of the child support amount from the existing amount by 20% or more; an existing order does not provide an obligation to provide health benefit plan coverage for the child(ren); a child support obligation should be added to an administrative or judicial order because the order only addresses an obligation for health benefit plan coverage or the order specifically states that no child support is ordered.
K5. Does your state have cost of living adjustments (COLAs) for orders?
No
K5.1. If yes, what index does your state use?
N/A
K6. How does your state credit SSA disability to current and past-due support?
If the child's monthly SSA benefit amount is greater than the monthly child support obligation, the full child support obligation will be covered by the benefit amount. The excess SSA benefit is a gift and cannot be credited to past-due support or future support. If the child's monthly SSA benefit amount is less than the monthly child support obligation, the benefit amount will be applied to the child support obligation; the noncustodial parent is responsible for paying the difference between the monthly child support obligation and the monthly benefit amount.
K7. Does your state abate support? For example, when the child is not living with the CP for more than 30 days and there has not been a change in custody or when the NCP is in prison, etc.
Yes
K7.1. If yes, explain the circumstances?
The custodial parent must voluntarily give physical custody of the child(ren) to the noncustodial parent for a period exceeding 30 consecutive days. If the obligation is general rather than child specific, all children covered by the child support obligation must be in the noncustodial parent's physical custody for the claimed period of time. The noncustodial parent must submit a written request for abatement of support, specifying the time period for abatement.
K7.2. What is the statutory citation for your abatement law?
Section 452.340.2, RSMo
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K7.3. What documents does your state require for each type of referral other than UIFSA referrals? For example, pay records and certifications for TANF, etc.

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K7.4. What information does your state need to obtain copies of paternity acknowledgements/affidavits and birth records, including where to make requests and the cost of processing the requests.
Bureau of Vital Records, PO Box 570, Jefferson City, MO 65102 may be contacted directly. No fee is charged for request from IV-D agencies. The Bureau can be reached at 573-751-6387. Requests can be made by fax (573-526-3846) on agency letterhead and include: type of document needed; how response should be sent (Bureau will fax paternity affidavits but not birth certificates) child's full name and date of birth; mother's full name (maiden); and a contact name/telephone number in case of questions.
K8. What information does your state require to register an out-of-state order for enforcement/modification?
In addition to the UIFSA standard interstate forms, Missouri requires, if applicable, certified copies of all support orders, certified copies of pay records, arrears statement, birth certificates, documents supporting legal parentage and assignment of support rights.
K9. When a child reaches the age of emancipation and arrears are owed on the order, and there is no established payment on arrears, does your state statute allow collection to continue at the same rate as current support?
Depending on specific case circumstances, collection of arrears after emancipation of the final child on the order may be made at: a monthly rate of the full arrearage divided by 60 (the number of months necessary to pay off the arrearage within five years); 50% of current support; a single, complete payment; etc.
K9.1. When a child reaches the age of emancipation and arrears are owed on the order, and there is an established payment on arrears, does your state statute allow collection to continue at the same rate as current support, current support plus arrears, or the arrears payment amount only?
Response depends on specifics of case and order.
K10. What circumstances will cause your state to end child support before the normal duration? **
The child marries. The child is adopted by someone other than the noncustodial parent. The child support order states that child support ceases before the normal duration. The child enters into military service before the normal duration. The child is deceased. The custodial parent relinquishes the child from parental control by express or implied consent.

L. Payments

L1. Does your state define a lump sum payment?
No
L1.1 If yes, give your state's definition. (Be specific, for example, severance pay, incentives, relocation lump sum payments, etc.).
Not applicable.
L1.2 Provide the statutory citation.
Not applicable.
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L2. Does your state law require employers to report lump sum payments?
No
L2.1 If yes, give the statutory citation or rule.
Not applicable.
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L3. Are employers required to report lump sum payments for all income-withholding orders (including cases with no arrears)?
No
L3.1 If yes, what is the threshold amount at which a lump sum payment must be reported?
Not applicable.
L4. How are employers instructed to report a pending lump sum?
Not applicable.
L5. What is the timeframe within which the child support enforcement agency must respond to the employer with instructions for attaching the lump sum?
Not applicable.
L6. Does your state use the income-withholding order to attach the lump sum payment?
L7. Does your state use the lien/levy process to attach lump sum payments?
L7.1. If yes, what is the name of the document your state uses to attach non-wage lump sum payments?
L8. What other documents does your state use to attach lump sum payments?
Not applicable
L9. If the lump sum payment is considered earnings as defined by the Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA), does your state have higher limits on withholding than the CCPA limit?
In addition to the Order/Notice to Withhold Income for Child Support, Missouri uses an Order to Withhold which is designed specifically to attach lump sums.
L9.1. If yes, what are those limits?
L9.2. If the lump sum is not considered to be earnings as defined by the CCPA, does your state limit the withholding/attachment?
If the lump sum is "earnings" as defined by the CCPA,the Missouri IV-D program limits the withholding to 50% of the disposable earnings. If the CCPA does not limit the withholding, the employer would be required to withhold 100% of the lump-sum payment, limited only by the amount of the arrearage listed on the withholding order.
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L9.3. If yes, what are those limits?
Not applicable.
L9.4. If no, what percentage is the employer required to withhold?
L10. If an employer pays the lump sum in addition to regular wages in a single payment, would the CCPA limits apply?
L10.1 If yes, would the employer only withhold for that period's obligation?
L11. Does your state have a direct deposit program?
Yes
L11.1 If so, specify the vendor.
Systems & Methods, Inc.
L12. Does your state have a debit card program?
Yes.
L12.1 If so, specify the vendor.
Systems & Methods, Inc.
L13. Is the debit card used for any other state government programs (TANF, SNAP, etc.)?
No.
L13.1 If so, are there fees involved?
N/A
L14. What are the fees associated with using the card?
ATM Withdrawal Fee Out-of-Network - $1.75 per transaction; Commerce Bank ATM Withdrawal Fee - One (1) no-cost withdrawal per card load and/or deposit; thereafter, $1.75. ATM Balance Inquiry Out-of-Network - $0.50 per transaction; ATM Balance Inquiry NSF Fee - $0.50 per transaction; Currency Conversion Fee - 3% per transaction; Replacement Card Issuance Fee - One (1) no-cost replacement card per calendar year; $4.00 thereafter per each replacement card. Expedited Card Replacement Fee - $25 per request; Bill Payment Fee (Electronic) - $0.75 per transaction; and Bill Payment Fee (Paper Check) - $0.75.
L15. How does your state collect child support payments from an obligor? **
Payments must be made to a central location. Payments may be made by pre-authorized withdrawal from a financial institution account. Payments may be made by income withholding. Payments may be made by check or warrant. Payments may be made by credit card. Payments may be made by electronic funds transfer.
L16. How does your state disburse child support payments to foreign reciprocating and treaty countries when your state is the responding state in a case? **
Payments may be by check.
L17. What actions does your state take to reduce the costs and fees associated with international payment processing? **
All payments are processed through a designated authority. All payments are processed upon receipt.
L18. Does your state process electronic payments in international cases? **
No
L18.1 If so, describe the process. **
N/A
L19. What is your state's International Bank Account Number (IBAN)? **
N/A

M. Insurance Match

M1. Note: The Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) limits may apply to any insurance payments issued as an income loss replacement.

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M1.1. Additional information on the CCPA.

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M2. Does your state have legislation that requires insurance companies doing business in your state to provide, exchange, or look up information with or for your state IV-D agency to determine whether a claimant owes past-due child support?
No
M2.1. If yes, provide the statutory citation

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M2.1.2. What information is an insurer required to provide, exchange, or look up with your state's IV-D agency?

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M2.2. How long before making a payment to a claimant must an insurer provide information to the agency?
M2.3. What criteria must an obligor meet to be eligible for your state's insurance match, exchange, look up, or intercept program? For example, is the law limited to specific claimants (such as policyholder, beneficiary or joint policyholder), types of claims (such as life, property/casualty, or workers' compensation), or specific policies (such as annuities, short term/long term disability)?
M2.4. Must the obligor meet a monetary threshold (dollar amount or percentage of payment) to be eligible for your state's insurance match program?
For the CSLN match, the obligor must owe $1000 or more in arrearages. For the federal match, the obligor must owe $500 or more in arrearages.
M2.5. What does the law require an insurer to do to determine whether a claimant owes past-due child support (for example, log into a secure web application and enter identifying information about the claimant)?
Not applicable.
M2.6. Does your state law provide an alternative method or measure that an insurer may use to determine whether the claimant owes past-due child support (for example, participation in the OCSE Insurance Match Program satisfies the requirement)?
M2.7. Does your state law establish a penalty for an insurer that fails to comply with the requirement for determining whether a claimant owes past-due child support? If so, provide the statutory citation.
Not applicable.
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M2.8. Does your state law protect an insurer from liability for acting in accordance with the insurance match law?
M3. If there is no law, are insurers required to respond to subpoenas or requests for information and liens/levies or IWOs?
Yes.
M3.1. Provide the statutory citation.
Insurers are required to respond to requests for information and liens/levies or IWOs per statute 454.700. http://www.moga.mo.gov/statutes/c400-499/4540000505.htm.
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M4. What forms does your state use to intercept insurance payments, settlements, or awards (such as IWO, Notice of Lien/Levy)?
M5. Who is required notify the NCP of the insurance intercept activity: the child support enforcement agency, the insurance agency, or both?
M5.1. Provide your statutory citation for notifying an NCP of insurance intercept.
Subsection 454.505.3, RSMo.
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M5.2. Once notified, is there an appeal period for the obligor and what is its length? Give the statutory citation.
The NCP has thirty days from the mailing date of the notice to request a hearing. Subsection 454.505.3, RSMo
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M6. Are there attorney fees associated with the insurance intercept activity?
M7. How does another state initiate and intercept collections from your state workers' compensation agency?
Another state must file their lien, withholding order or claim with the Missouri Division of Workers Compensation.
M7.1. What is the process, the points of contact, and what forms?

N. Case Closure

N1. Does your state send a CSENet case closure transaction to let the responding state know its intergovernmental services are no longer needed? (MSC P GSC15)
Yes
N2. Does your state send a CSENet case closure transaction to notify the initiating state that its case is closed based on one of the following reasons: (MSC P GSC16) (a)Initiating state failure to take an action essential for the next steps? (b)The initiating state requested the responding state to close the case?
Yes
N3. Does your state send a CSENet case closure transaction to notify the responding state that it must stop any income withholding orders or notices and close the intergovernmental case? MSC P GSC17)
Yes
N4. Does your state send a CSENet case closure transaction to notify the initiating state that per its request the case is closed and your state has stopped its income withholding order? (MSC P GSC18)
Yes