The purpose of this policy bulletin is to inform all staff of a recent change to the Desk Guide for Referrals to the Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) (W-205A). The corrected form will also appear in the Child Support Enforcement Manual. The W-205A has been amended to more comprehensively highlight situations in which in-person versus paper referrals should be used for child support cases. The following bullets have been added to the section covering instances when OCSE in-person interviews are required:
* Cases in which there is no proof that the absent parent is deceased
* A parent leaves the household
* A minor child's father has entered the household and paternity has not been acknowledged or adjudicated.