This Administrative Directive (ADM) introduces a new form, LDSS-4882, Information about Child Support Services and Application/Referral for Child Support Services (Attachment 1). The LDSS-4882 includes a detachable Application/Referral for Child Support Services form which is used by families to obtain child support services and by local Temporary Assistance (TA), Medicaid (MA), and Foster Care (FC) programs to refer individuals to the Child Support Enforcement Unit (CSEU). In addition, the LDSS-4882 includes an Information about Child Support Services section that provides important information about the child support program, including descriptions of available child support services; the rights and responsibilities resulting from paternity establishment; the right to notice of legal proceedings; distribution policies; legal services and cost recovery; applicable fees; and payment and contact information. Information and instructions are provided regarding the use of the LDSS-4882. The impact of the LDSS-4882 on existing forms, notices, and TA (Family Assistance [FA] and Safety Net Assistance [SNA]), MA, and Title IV-E and Non-IV-E FC referrals to the CSEU is also discussed.
Further, instructions presented in 99 ADM-5, issued July 1, 1999, titled Cooperation with Child Support Enforcement for Temporary Assistance, Medicaid, Foster Care and Child Care Services Applicants and Recipients, are improved and clarified in this ADM, including instructions for the required signatures on referrals from the TA, MA, and FC programs to the CSEU. Other methods of applying for child support services (e.g., petition, application, or motion) are also explained. Finally, policy changes regarding applications for child support services in Non-IV-E FC cases are detailed.