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Legally-binding Child Support

Clients who pay legally-binding child support receive a deduction. The child support must be court-ordered and not merely a private agreement.

It includes traditional child support, back child support, medical insurance or healthcare premiums, child care obligations, or other obligations specified in an administrative order. Child support also means money owed to a state for services provided for a child, including (but not limited to) TANF, SoonerCare (Medicaid) benefits, and foster care.

Verification

Before allowing the child support deduction, you must verify the court-ordered amount the client must pay and how much the client has paid. Obtain a copy of any court orders, and use the CFRRPAtransaction to verify payments made through DHS.

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