PM 24-05-01

(System) Issues regular and retroactive pass through payments to eligible families, regardless of whether or not it corresponds to the group/schedule mailing date of the benefit checks. A record of pass through payments is kept on a daily basis.

NOTE: Both current and retroactive payments are exempt income for TANF budgeting. See PM 13-01-00 for SNAP budgeting.

Each time the client receives a regular and/or retroactive pass through payment, HFS 2655, Information Regarding Child Support Pass Through Payment, is mailed to the client's home address. The form tells the amount of the payment and effective date of the payment.

Canceled cases may continue to receive pass through payments for support received before case cancellation. The check and HFS 2655 are mailed to the client's home address.

Sends HFS 2656, Notice of Receipt of Child Support Pass Through Payment, to the FCRC. The "Explanation of Warrant" separates and individually lists current and retroactive pass through, total pass through payment, and the mail date of the payment.

For Pass Through payments, the effective month is determined by DCSE's Collection Date (COLDTE).

(FCRC) To identify a pass through payment, "Child Support" and Child Support Payment Reason Code 609 are printed on the check. In addition, TA 99 and Child Support Payment Reason Code 609 are shown on the Recipient Ledger File.

(DCSE) Sends monthly Mercury payrolls that identify the cases which were issued a pass through payment. FCRCs use these payrolls for replacement purposes.

(FRC) If a client appeals not being issued a pass through payment and no support was received, provide the caseworker a written statement that no support payment was received for the month in question.

(FCRC) Present this statement at the appeal hearing if the appeal is not withdrawn after the pre-hearing meeting.