FAA3.B Absent Parent (AP) Screens : 02 Absent Parent Select and Request (APSR)
02 Absent Parent Select and Request (APSR)
APSR is the first screen in the Absent Parent (AP) screens. The AP screens are automatically accessed when a deprivation code of CA or DE is keyed on SPRD. APSR displays each absent parent's name and the names of children connected to the absent parent. Each absent parent has a set of AP screens.
 
APSR is used to complete the following:
 
Key absent parent and child information
Select an existing absent parent or related child for update or inquiry
Select the option of adding a new absent parent
Remove an absent parent from the AP screens when the connected child is removed from APCR
 
Inform the PI at the interview that all participants must cooperate with FAA and DCSS in the following:
 
Identifying and locating each absent parent
Seeking support for all children for whom benefits are requested or received. (See DCSS Cooperation)
 
A child must be deprived of parental support or care to be eligible. (See Deprivation) Deprivation exists when any of the following occur:
 
One or both parents have died
One or both parents are disabled
One or both parents are continuously absent
The primary wage earning parent is unemployed or underemployed
 
Participants must cooperate, unless exempt or claim good cause, with DCSS in establishing paternity of all children born out of wedlock.
 
Paternity is LEGALLY ESTABLISHED when the child has an Arizona birth certificate dated 07/20/96 or later, and contains the father's name.
 
Paternity is NOT ESTABLISHED when either of the following apply:
 
The child was born out of wedlock and NOT born in Arizona.
The child is born out of wedlock and born IN Arizona, AND the birth certificate is dated prior to 07/20/96.
 
To establishing paternity for CA when paternity is NOT ESTABLISHED and BOTH parents are in the home, complete the Acknowledgement of Paternity (CS‑127) form.
 
The Acknowledgement of Paternity (CS‑127) form is part of the Paternity Acknowledgment Packet. All of the following apply to the CS‑127:
 
Must be the version dated 10/03 or later
Is completed VOLUNTARILY by BOTH the mother and father of the child
Documents that both parents mutually agree on the identity of the natural father of the child
Must be typed or printed, except for signatures
Must be completed in black ink, be legible, and contain no errors
 
Complete a separate CS‑127 for each child, on the English side of the form. The Spanish side is for translation purposes ONLY. Instructions are included in the Paternity Acknowledgment Packet.
 
Both parents must sign each page of the CS‑127.
 
The parent's signatures on the CS‑127 must be witnessed and the witness must meet both of the following requirements:
 
Age 18 or older
NOT related by blood or marriage to either parent
 
The witness must legibly print their name and address on the CS‑127.
 
EXCEPTION
When the CS‑127 is not witnessed, it must be notarized, and include the notary stamp, seal, or both.
Either of the following may notarize the documents:
A notary the participant chooses
A notary in the local office
 
Use a separate CS‑127 for each parent when both parents cannot sign the same CS‑127. The CS‑127 may be sent with the participant to obtain the other parent's information and notarized signatures.
 
The child's information must be identical on each form when completing separate CS‑127s. Complete all blanks and submit both CS‑127s together.
 
When one parent completes a CS‑127, and the other parent does not, mark the completed CS‑127 void. Place in the case file.
 
CA EXCEPTION
When both parents in a TPEP case do not complete the CS‑127, deny the case for failure to cooperate with Child Support Services.
 
Write the site code in the bottom right-hand corner of the form, when the Acknowledgement of Paternity CS‑127 is completed. Make a copy of the form and place it in the case file.
 
Designated FAA office staff forward all CS‑127s with the Acknowledgement of Paternity cover sheet (CS‑127B) via interoffice mail to the DCSS/Hospital Paternity Program (HPP).
 
HPP processes the CS‑127.
 
When the CS‑127 is found to contain errors with information about an FAA witness, the CS‑127 is returned to the appropriate FAA local office.
 
When the CS‑127 is found to contain errors with any other information, the CS‑127 is returned to the participant.
 
A man is legally presumed to be the father of a child when either of the following occurs:
 
He was married to the child's mother sometime in the ten month period immediately before the child was born.
The child was born within ten months of the date the marriage ended.
 
Unless exempt, as a condition of eligibility, each participant must cooperate with DCSS in establishing child support. In addition, each participant must cooperate with DCSS in assigning support rights.