PAYMENT PROCESSING

CS 585P Costs and Fees

05/94 Revised 06/24/16 Training Completed 07/06/16

U.C.A. 62A-11-303.7, U.C.A. 62A-11-401; 45 CFR 302.33, 45 CFR 303.7; R527-035; 42 U.S.C. 654(32)(C); P. L. 109-171

 

 

Federal Regulations found in CFR 302.33 authorize the Office of Recovery Services/Child Support Services (ORS/CSS) to charge fees and for costs of IV-D services provided on Non-IV-A cases.  Costs and fees are not charged to an applicant who is receiving IV-A cash assistance or Medicaid, unless otherwise noted.

 

NOTE:  If the non-custodial parent (NCP) is the applicant and is receiving IV-A cash assistance or Medicaid, the CRF (Check Fee) debt and the IRF (Federal Tax Fee) debt are automatically ended.

 

 

Types of Costs and Fees

 

1.                   Application Fee – 45 CFR 302.33(c)(iv)(A) requires IV-D agencies to charge an application fee uniformly and on a statewide basis, “. . .not to exceed $25.00 . . .”  In effect, CSS does not charge a fee to the Non-IV-A applicant to apply for child support services.  When a Non-IV-A applicant applies for services with CSS, the applicant is charged $0.01, but the fee is paid out of State funds. 

 

2.                   Annual Collection Processing Fee For Child Support Services – The United States Congress passed the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA), Section 7310, Public Law 109-171, which requires ORS/CSS to charge a mandatory annual $25.00 fee on “never-assistance” cases where at least $500.00 is collected during the federal fiscal year effective October 1, 2006. U.C.A. 62A-11-303.7 authorizes CSS to begin collecting this fee on July 1, 2007.

a.                   Beginning July 1, 2007, CSS will charge an annual $25.00 “User Collection Processing fee” on all IVDS cases where the CP has NEVER received cash assistance (e.g., TANF or AFDC).  The fee is paid by the CP and it is retained from the child support collection after $500.00 has been disbursed to the CP within a one-year time period.  The one-year time period is measured from October 1 through September 30 of each year, beginning October 1, 2007 (federal fiscal year).

i.                     Incoming Interstate - The fee is not charged on incoming interstate cases because it is the initiating agency’s responsibility to:

a.                   Collect the fee;

b.                  Distribute the payment; and,

c.                   Maintain the CP’s payment records. 

ii.                   Outgoing Interstate – The fee is charged on outgoing interstate cases, because CSS is responsible for:

a.                   Collecting the payment;

b.                  Distributing the payment; and,

c.                   Maintaining the CP’s payment record.

iii.                  International – no fees are charged pursuant to 45 CFR 303.7(e)(2).  For more information on international fees, Refer to #5 International Cases Costs and Fees, below.

 

NOTE 1:  Since the annual period for payment of the fee is based on the federal fiscal year which begins in October of each year, any fees collected between July 1, 2007 and September 30, 2007 will count toward the 2007 federal fiscal year.  On October 1, 2007, the beginning of the next federal fiscal year, CSS will begin collection of the annual fee on all eligible cases for federal fiscal year 2008.

 

NOTE 2:  As required by the DRA, the state will pay the annual fee or any difference remaining of the $25.00 fee if $500.00 to $524.99 is collected on a IVDS never-assistance case within the one-year period.

 

EXAMPLE 1:  On July 1, 2007, a IVDS never-assistance case has a total collection of $2,950.00 since October 1, 2006, the start of the current federal fiscal year.  At disbursement, ORSIS will distribute the first $25.00 of the next collection dated between July 1, 2007 and September 30, 2007 to the user collection fee transaction (UF) for federal fiscal year 2007.

 

EXAMPLE 2:  On October 15, 2007, a IVDS never-assistance case receives a payment of $250.00 that brings the total collection for the case to $550.00 for the federal fiscal year.  At disbursement, ORSIS will distribute the first $25.00 of the $250.00 collection to federal fiscal year 2008.

 

EXAMPLE 3:  On November 15, 2007, a IVDS never-assistance case receives a first time payment in the amount of $490.00.  As this case has not reached the $500.00 collection amount, no annual fee will be taken from this payment.

·                     On April 20, 2008, the case receives another $25.00 payment, ORSIS will distribute $25.00 to the appropriate NADC debt(s) according to priority posting rules.  At disbursement, $15.00 of the payment will be distributed to the user collection fee transaction (UF).

·                     On September 29, 2008, the case receives another payment of $100.00.  At disbursement, ORSIS will distribute the first $10.00 of this payment to the user collection fee transaction (UF) to reach the $25.00 annual amount for federal fiscal year 2008.

 

NOTE:  In addition to the $25.00 annual fee, the applicant is still responsible to pay the 6% Payment Processing fee on all disbursements.  For more information on this fee, refer to #10 Administrative Fees for Payment Processing below.

 

b.                  CSS does not maintain record of CPs who receives TANF or AFDC assistance in another state.  A CP should not pay the $25.00 fee if s/he ever received case assistance.  In July 2007, CSS sent a Notice of Fees letter to notify CPs to immediately contact CSS if they received cash assistance in another state, provide the name of the state and the applicable time frames.

 

NOTE:  New applicants, after July 2007, may find this information on the ORS website or in the Notice of Services (form ANIA), which is provided with the application for services.  If the CP contacts CSS and claims s/he has received assistance in another state, follow the procedures listed below:

i.                     Determine and verify that the CP received cash assistance in another state.

A.                  The CP must provide CSS with historical assistance evidence in the form of written documentation from the other state, e.g., a debt computation indicating assigned support for cash assistance time frames.

B.                  If the CP is unable to provide documentation of the assistance, as a courtesy, the caseworker may contact the other state’s child support enforcement agency to verify the other state’s child support enforcement agency to verify if the CP was ever on AFDC/TANF.  Notify the other state that you are calling from Utah child support and need to verify if the participant was open on assistance in their state, for the purpose of collecting the $25.00 annual fee.  If the other state is unable to help and/or you are not able to verbally verify the CP’s assistance status, the CP is responsible to gather and provide CSS with the evidence and written verification from the other state.

ii.                   Document the evidence and your determination in both the case and participant narratives.

iii.                  Alert any other responsible caseworker(s) if the CP has another open IVDS case or multiple cases to coordinate the fee override on all applicable cases.

iv.                 Update ORSIS to stop the fee.

 

3.                   Federal Tax Intercept Fee - A fee of up to $25.00 is charged to the applicant when CSS intercepts a NCP’s Federal tax refund.   If the applicant is receiving cash assistance or Medicaid, the fee is not charged.  If the refund is less than $25.00 the fee is not charged.  If the refund is more than $25.00 but less than $50.00, the amount charged is the difference between the amount of the refund and $25.00 (e.g., if the refund amount is $30.00, a fee of $5.00 will be charged to the applicant {$30.00 - $25.00 = $5.00}).  ORSIS automatically charges the applicant for the Federal tax intercept fee when the NCP’s Federal tax refund is intercepted.

a.                   CP is the applicant – when the CP is the applicant, the fee is withheld from the Federal tax refund intercept payment when it disburses to the custodial parent.  The NCP receives credit for the total amount of the Federal tax intercept payment.

 

EXAMPLE:  If the NCP’s Federal tax intercept payment is $200.00, the NCP’s debt balance will be reduced by $200.00.  ORSIS will withhold a $25.00 fee and disburse $175.00 to the CP.

 

ORSIS withholds only one $25 fee even if the Federal tax intercept payment applies to more than one Non-IV-A debt.  However, if the amount of the tax intercept is greater than the certified debt and the remaining amount is applied to another Non-IV-A debt, ORSIS will charge an additional fee when you transfer the payment to that debt.  When this occurs, refund the additional $25 fee to the CP. 

b.                  NCP is the applicant – When the NCP is the applicant, the Federal tax intercept fee is charged to the NCP as a new debt. ORSIS automatically adds an “IRF” FEES debt to the NCP’s case when the Federal tax intercept payment is posted.  Since the Federal tax intercept payment must be applied to a certified debt, the fee is not withheld from the intercept payment.  The IRF FEES debt will not certify for Federal tax intercept and must be collected through another collection/enforcement action.  

 

The NCP receives credit for the Federal tax intercept payment received. If the payment is posted to a non-IV-A debt, no additional fees or costs are withheld before disbursing to the CP.

 

EXAMPLE:  If the NCP’s Federal tax refund payment is $100.00 the NCP’s debt balance will be reduced by $100.00.  ORSIS adds a new IRF FEES debt for $25.00 and if the payment is posted to a non-IV-A debt, ORSIS disburses $100.00 to the CP.

 

Do not end the “IRF” FEES debt until the debt is paid in full.

 

NOTE:  A payment processing fee is not charged on payments received from the Federal tax refund intercept program.  See #5 below.

 

4.                   State tax intercept feeCSS does not charge the NCP or the CP a fee to intercept the NCP’s State tax refund.  However, payments received through the State tax refund intercept program are subject to administrative fees for payment processing.  State Finance charges a fee of $15.00 to the NCP each time his/her State tax refund is intercepted.  This fee is withheld before the tax intercept payment is forwarded to CSS.  In the event that CSS intercepts the NCP’s State tax refund in error, ask the ORS Account Disbursement (AD) Unit to process a refund.  Include a request that the fee also be refunded.  The AD Unit will contact State Finance, who will refund the fee portion. 

 

5.                   Genetic Testing Costs – CSS generally does not charge the parties for the costs of genetic testing.  However, exceptions do exist. 

 

6.                   Interstate Cases Costs and Fees – If a case is referred to another State for collection or enforcement action, the responding state may charge fees or costs in addition to those charged by CSS pursuant to 45 CFR 303.7(e)(2):

Each State IV–D agency may recover its costs of providing services in intergovernmental non-IV–A cases in accordance with § 302.33(d) of this chapter. . . .”

 

These additional fees or costs may be passed on to the applicant.  The costs and fees are not charged when the CP is receiving cash assistance or Medicaid.  Utah charges fees for payment processing on:

a.                   Non-IV-A Non-Medicaid cases;

b.                  Incoming interstate cases – The fees are deducted from the payment before it is sent to the initiating agency or the CP.

 

In accordance with 45 CFR 303.7(d)(8) all fees should be identified on the payment.

Identify any fees or costs deducted from support payments when forwarding payments to the initiating agency in accordance with paragraph (d)(6)(v) of this section. . . .”

 

45 CFR 303.7(d)(6)(v) also states: 

“Collecting and monitoring any support payments from the noncustodial parent and forwarding payments to the location specified by the initiating agency. The IV–D agency must include sufficient information to identify the case, indicate the date of collection as defined under § 302.51(a) of this chapter, and include the responding State’s case identifier and locator code, as defined in accordance with instructions issued by this Office;”

 

The initiating agency should give the NCP on its case credit for the full amount of the payment, which means they will need to make periodic manual adjustments to its accounting records unless their computer system can do this automatically.

 

Pursuant to 45 CFR 302.33(d)(6), CSS must notify all states if Utah recovers costs for payment processing.  Information about Utah’s fees is also included in the on-line Intergovernmental Referral Guide (IRG) that all states can access. 

 

Likewise, if another state charges a fee to the CP that is withheld from the payment before it is sent to Utah, the NCP must be given credit for the fee amount by adjusting the ORSIS accounting records.  Currently there are only a few states that withhold a fee before the payment is sent to Utah.  These states send payments by electronic funds transfer (EFT).  ORSIS will post the actual payment amount with an “EFF” receipt type, and then will create an “EFTF” (EFT Interstate Cost Recovery Fee) adjustment to give the NCP credit for the fee amount retained by the other state.  ORSIS can only create the EFTF adjustment if there is a balance due remaining on the case after the EFF posting.

 

7.                   International Cases Costs and Fees – When a state is providing child/spousal support services on a case referred from a foreign country, section 654(32)(C) of the Social Security Act (45 U.S.C. 654(32)(C)) provides that:

“. . . .no costs will be assessed for such services against, the foreign reciprocating country, foreign treaty country, or foreign individual . . . .”

 

45 CFR 303.7(e)(2) states:

Each State IV–D agency may recover its costs of providing services in intergovernmental non-IV–A cases in accordance with § 302.33(d) of this chapter, except that a IV–D agency may not recover costs from an FRC or from a foreign obligee in that FRC, when providing services under sections 454(32) and 459A of the Act.”

 

8.                   Convenience Fees – When an NCP uses the Online Payment (OLP) Web Application or calls the ORS Employer/Agency Customer Service Unit (EACSU) to make a payment using a credit card, debit card with a Visa or MasterCard logo or electronic check, a convenience fee is assessed for these services.  The convenience fee is paid by the NCP in addition to the payment amount being made.

 

9.                   Non-custodial Parent Income Withholding Fee - Effective January 01, 1994, State law required NCPs who pay by income withholding to pay a $3.50 fee for each income withholding payment processed by CSS, not to exceed $7.00 per month.  The law was rescinded as of July 1, 1997, which means the NCP income withholding fee only applies to those Utah orders issued between January 1, 1994 and July 01, 1997.  If the order was modified after July 1, 1997, continue to charge the $7.00 monthly fee, if the original order has the fee provision language and the modified order does not address the fee.  If the original order and the modified order do NOT have the fee provision language, discontinue the fee. 

 

If the applicant is receiving cash assistance or Medicaid the fee is still charged and retained by the state.  The fee applies to any payment made by income withholding, including arrears only situations.  The income withholding fee will not be disbursed to the CP when the payment applies to a State owed debt group.

 

If the CP is the applicant and the case qualifies, add an Income Withholding (CRW) fees debt to the case.  The CRW fee is not appropriate when the NCP is the applicant.  ORSIS will automatically end the CRW debt if ORSIS determines the CRW debt is not appropriate.   If the NCP is the applicant, ORSIS will automatically add a FEES obligation with a CRF debt.  For more information on adding a FEES debt and working the CRW error reports, refer to the appropriate subsections below:

a.                   CP is the applicant – When the applicant code in ORSIS is coded “C” (CP), the income withholding fee paid by the NCP may partially reimburse the CP for the payment processing fees.  If ORSIS does not distribute payments to the CRW FEES debt, the CP is not partially reimbursed for the payment processing fees. 

 

EXAMPLE:  A payment of $203.50 is received; ORSIS distributes $3.50 to the CRW debt and $200.00 to the CRS debt.  ORSIS withholds 6% of the payment distributed to the CRS debt for payment processing fees which in this case $12.00, the maximum monthly payment processing fee.  When ORSIS prepares the warrant for the CP, ORSIS determines that the payment processing fee was partially covered by the income withholding fee and disburses $191.50 ($200.00 - $8.50 [$12.00 - $3.50]) to the CP.

 

b.                  NCP is the applicant – When the applicant code in ORSIS is coded “N” (NCP), the NCP is responsible for the payment processing fees (CRF debts), which means ORSIS does not charge the payment processing fee to the CP. 

 

EXAMPLE:  A payment of $212.00 is received; ORSIS distributes $12.00 (the maximum monthly payment processing fee amount) to the CRF debt and $200.00 to the CRS debt.  When ORSIS prepares the warrant for the CP, it recognizes that the CRF debt has been paid and that the applicant code on the 324 screen is “N”. $200.00 is disbursed to the CP.

 

If the family goes on IV-A cash assistance, ORSIS will automatically end the “CRF” or “CRW” debt, as well as unend the CRF and CRW debt when the family goes off cash assistance.

 

NOTE:  When ORSIS ends the CRW debt, the unpaid balance owing for the current month is not adjusted to zero in the event that a payment is pending.  If the payment is received, ORSIS will distribute the payment to the CRW debt.  However, since the CP is receiving cash assistance, the fee amount will be retained by the State.  If the payment is not received, ORSIS will roll the unpaid amount to the “AUW” (Accruing Income Withholding Fee) debt.  The CRW debt will not charge (CHRG) the following month if the CP is receiving cash assistance.

 

10.               Administrative Fees for Payment Processing - The CP applicant is required to pay 6% of the payment amount for each payment applied to his/her IV-D case, not to exceed $12.00 per month.  The NCP applicant’s payment processing fee is 6% of the payment amount that allocates to the case, not to exceed $12.00 per month.  The fee is not charged:

·                     On Federal tax refund intercept payments;

·                     On any payment amounts that distribute to a State owed debt group; or,

·                     If the applicant is receiving cash assistance or Medicaid.

 

a.                   CP is the applicant – Administrative fees for payment processing are withheld from the payment when it disburses to the CP.  The NCP receives credit for the total amount of the payment received.

 

EXAMPLE 1:  The NCP pays $300.00 current support per month.  The NCP pays $100.00 on July 1, 2016.  ORSIS withholds a $6.00 payment processing fee and disburses $94.00 to the CP.  On July 8, 2016 a 2nd payment of $100.00 is made.  ORSIS withholds another $6.00 payment processing fee and disburses the remaining $94.00 to the CP.  On July 15, the NCP pays $100.00.  ORSIS does not deduct a payment processing fee because the total fee amount has been met for the month; $100.00 is disbursed to the CP.

 

PAYMENTS

NADC = $300.00 CRS PER MONTH

 

AMT PAID

DATE RCVD

AMT APPLIED

FEE AMT

CRS BALANCE

AMT SENT  TO CP

$100.00

07/01/16

$100.00

$ 6.00

$200.00

$ 94.00

$100.00

07/08/16

$100.00

$ 6.00

$100.00

$ 94.00

$100.00

07/15/16

$100.00

$ 0.00

$0.00

$100.00

TOTAL AMT

$300.00

 

$300.00

$12.00

 

$288.00

 

EXAMPLE 2:  The NCP pays $600.00 current support per month.  The NCP pays $200.00 on July 1, 2016.  ORSIS withholds a $12.00 payment processing fee and disburses $188.00 to the CP.  On July 8, 2016 a 2nd payment of $200.00 is made.  ORSIS will not deduct a payment processing fee on any further payments made during July, because the total fee amount has already been met for the month.   

 

PAYMENTS

NADC = $600.00 CRS PER MONTH

 

AMT PAID

DATE RCVD

AMT APPLIED

FEE AMT

AMT PAID

AMT SENT TO CP

$200.00

07/01/16

$200.00

$ 12.00

$200.00

$ 188.00

$200.00

07/08/16

$200.00

$ 0.00

$200.00

$ 200.00

$200.00

07/15/16

$200.00

$ 0.00

$200.00

$200.00

TOTAL AMT

$600.00

 

$600.00

$12.00

$600.00

$588.00

 

If the NCP is paying by income withholding and is paying the income-withholding fee (see #9 Non-custodial Parent Income Withholding Fee above), the CP may be partially reimbursed for the payment processing fees from the income withholding fee collected from the NCP.  The income withholding fee will not be disbursed to the CP when the payment applies to a State owed debt group.  If the income-withholding fee is not collected, the CP will not be partially reimbursed for the payment processing fees.

 

b.                  NCP is the applicant – If the NCP is the applicant, the applicant code in ORSIS is coded as “N”.  The NCP is responsible for the administrative payment processing fees.

 

i.                     When the NCP makes a payment, the payment processing fee amount is deducted before the payment is applied to the balance due and the NCP only receives credit for the amount of the payment that is actually applied to the debt.  A payment processing fee amount is not deducted for payment amounts that distribute to a State owed debt group.

ii.                   The payment processing fee is based on a reverse percentage calculation using the following formula:

A.                  Allocation Amount/1.06 = Distribution Amount

                Allocation Amount - Distribution Amount = Fee Amount

 

EXAMPLE:  The NCP pays $175.00 which allocates to just one case.  The fee is deducted by dividing 1.06 into the $175.00 payment, which equals the Distribution Amount of $165.09.  Then ORSIS subtracts the Distribution Amount of $165.09 from the $175.00 Allocation Amount, which equals the fee amount of $9.91.

B.                  The reverse percentage calculation is used for NCP applicants to ensure that the fee charged is based on the actual payment amount applied to the debt.  For example, If the NCP applicant makes a $100.00 payment, 6% of the payment equals $6.00, which means $94.00 would be applied to the debt and sent to the CP.    However, 6% of $94.00 = $5.64, not $6.00.  Since the fee is only charged on the actual payment applied to the debt, without a reverse percentage calculation, it would result in the NCP being overcharged an extra $0.36 for the payment processing fee.

 

                EXAMPLE 1:  The NCP pays $150.00 current support per month.  The NCP pays $150.00 on July 1, 2016.  ORSIS calculates the NCP’s payment processing fee of $8.49, applies it to the fee debt and distributes $141.51 to the current support debt.  $141.51 is disbursed to the CP.  ($150.00 payment divided by 1.06 = $141.51, which is distributed to the debt.  $150.00 payment - $141.51 distributed to debt = $8.49 processing fee.  Unless another payment is received during the month, the NCP’s owes $8.49 in arrears for the month of July.

 

PAYMENTS

NADC = $150.00 CRS PER MONTH

 

AMT PAID

DATE RCVD

AMT APPLIED

FEE AMT

CRS BALANCE

AMT SENT  TO CP

$150.00

07/01/16

$141.51

$ 8.49

$8.49

$141.51

 

                                                EXAMPLE 2:  The NCP pays $600.00 current support per month.  The NCP pays $200.00 on July 1, 2016.  ORSIS calculates the NCP’s payment processing fee of $11.32, applies it to the fee debt and $188.68 to the current support debt ($200.00 - $11.32 = $188.68).  $188.68 is disbursed to the CP.  A 2nd payment of $200.00 is received on July 8, 2016 and ORSIS only charges $ 0.68 for the fee debt and applies $199.32 to the CRS debt and disburses it to the CP.  On July 15, 2016, the NCP pays another $200.00.  No fee is charged because the maximum fee amount has already been met.  $200.00 is applied to the debt and sent to the CP.

                                                Notice that although the NCP paid a total of $600.00 current support for the month, only $588.00 disbursed to CP, leaving an arrears balance on the case of $12.00.  The NCP must pay extra each month to receive credit for the full current support amount due and owing.

 

PAYMENTS

NADC = $600.00 CRS PER MONTH

 

AMT PAID

DATE RCVD

AMT APPLIED

FEE AMT

CRS BALANCE

AMT SENT  TO CP

EOM ARRS BAL

$200.00

07/01/16

$188.68

$11.32

$411.32

$188.68

 

$200.00

07/08/16

$199.32

$  0.68

$212.00

$199.32

 

$200.00

07/15/16

$200.00

$ 0.00

$ 12.00

$200.00

$12.00

TOTAL AMT

$600.00

 

$588.00

$12.00

$12.00

$588.00

$12.00

 

iii.                  The NCP applicant must pay an additional amount to cover administrative fees for payment processing.

 

EXAMPLE:  If the NCP’s child support obligation is $100.00 per month, the NCP must pay:

·                     $106.00 if support is paid only one time per month                                                                           ($100.00 x 6% = $6.00 payment processing fee)

·                     $53.00 if support is paid semi-monthly ($50.00 x 6% =                                                                      $3.00 payment processing fee)

·                     $24.46 if support is paid weekly  ($23.08 x 6% = $1.38                                                                       payment processing fee)

·                     $48.92 if support is paid bi-weekly  ($46.16 x 6% = $2.77                                                                 payment processing fee)

 

NOTE:  An original or amended Notice to Withhold Income issued after July 1, 2016 will include the 6% payment processing fee amount with each payment frequency amount due (i.e. monthly, semi-monthly, weekly, bi-weekly).

 

iv.                 If the NCP is receiving financial assistance or Medicaid, ORSIS automatically ends the fees obligation and CRF debt, if one has previously been created.  ORSIS does not withhold those fees from payments disbursed to the CP when the APPLICANT CODE is “N”.

A.                  ORSIS automatically ends the fees obligation and CRF or CRW debt if the family goes on cash assistance or Medicaid.

B.                   When ORSIS ends the “CRW” debt, the unpaid balance owing for the current month is not adjusted to zero in the event that a payment is pending.  If the payment is received, ORSIS will distribute it to the “CRW” debt.  The payment will be retained by the State.  If the payment is not received during the current month, ORSIS will roll the unpaid amount to the “AUW” (Accruing Income Withholding Fee) debt.

C.                  ORSIS will automatically unend the “CRW” debt when the family goes off cash assistance.  For more information, refer to #9 Non-custodial Parent Income Withholding Fee above.

c.                   Applicant has changed – If the applicant changes on the case, correct the applicant code in ORSIS to prevent ORSIS from charging administrative fees for payment processing incorrectly in the future.  ORSIS automatically ends the fees obligation and CRF debt when the applicant code in ORSIS is changed from “N” to “C”.

 

EXCEPTION:  If the NCP is the applicant, and the CP goes on cash assistance, do not change the applicant code.  During the time the CP is receiving cash assistance or Medicaid, ORSIS will not charge the NCP the fee and will act as if the CP is the applicant.  When the CP goes off cash assistance or Medicaid, ORSIS will revert back to the original applicant status and begin charging the NCP fees.

 

NOTE:  CSS will only collect the costs and fees listed above, if appropriate.  Other types of fees may be required by the court order, such as attorney fees.  Generally, collecting attorney fees is not a service that CSS provides.  However, if a child support order is provided to ORS that includes a provision for ORS to collect a sum-certain judgment for attorney fees, send a copy of the order to the attorney that would be assigned to the case if the case is referred for an action to review.  The attorney will review the order and notify the agent if it is appropriate for ORS to collect the attorney fees pursuant to U.C.A. 62A-11-401(4).  If the Attorney General’s Office (AGO) determines that it is appropriate to set aside the provision for ORS to collect the attorney fees, refer the case to the assigned attorney to take the next appropriate action.  Document all actions taken in the case narratives.