ACIN I-44-06 – New Processes for the Automated Statewide Allocation of Child Support Payment Disbursements and the Redirection of Payments (September 28, 2006).

Only time will tell if this latest automation step will help or hurt, but read how child support wage assignment payments will now all go to the State Disbursement unit (SDU) instead of to the local child support agency or the custodial parent. This change is intended to correct the problem of the employer sending the payment to the local county, when the non-custodial parent (NCP) actually owed support to more than one household, especially when the children lived in different counties. This may impact the CalWORKs 60 month time limit (for better or worse) as disbursements get distributed to all the NCP’s children subject to a collection order. [Download]