.03 Countable Support - NA
 
(04/01/15 – 05/31/15)
Court ordered support payments are countable when any of the following apply:
 
The payment is paid to a participant included in the budgetary unit.
The payment is made directly to the participant.
Legally owed payments are diverted by the provider to a third party for a household expense.
 
NOTE When the expense is allowable, give the budgetary unit the shelter expense deduction.
 
A support payment received after approval is not turned in to the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS). The participant is allowed to keep child support issued by DCSS for a Benefit Capped child or a child receiving Supplemental Security Income (SSI).
The court ordered child support payment is issued by DCSS to a CA participant during the three month Grant Diversion time frame.
The court issued child support payment is issued by DCSS and is in excess of the CA benefit amount.
The court has ordered payment be made to the participant, but an in-kind benefit is made instead. Do not key any amount in excess of the court order.