Countable Support - CA
(08/01/16 - 09/30/16)
Child, spousal or cash medical support payments are countable when any of the following apply:
The court ordered payment is made to a participant in the budgetary unit.
The payment is for a court ordered recurring arrearage payment.
The payment is paid or returned to the participant by the Division of Child Support Services (DCSS).
The payment is paid to the participant by a private collection agency.
The budgetary unit receives support payments after approval and does not turn in the payments to DCSS. (See Not Surrendered Support)
NOTE The participant is allowed to keep child support issued by DCSS for a Benefit Capped child or a child receiving Supplemental Security Income.
Child support payments issued through DCSS that exceed the CA benefit amount.
NOTE Child support payments issued through DCSS to a CA Grant Diversion (GD) participant are only countable for the needy family criteria determination.