1. Child Support Pass Through Checks
  2. Title V-D Child Support Enforcement Checks

If the check was cashed:

  1. (WCU/HFS WCU) Sends LWU:
    • 4 copies of the check,
    • original Form 98, and
    • 4 copies of the Form 79.
  2. (LWU) Give the materials to the caseworker.
    1. Set a 60-day control.
  3. (FCRC) Ask the client to come review copies of the check.

If the client admits signing the check:

  1. (FCRC) Complete 3 copies of Form 167.
  2. (FCRC) Distribute Form 167:
    • original and one copy to LWU with Forms 98, copies of the check, and Form 79; and
    • files a copy in the case record.
  3. (LWU) Send WCU/HFS WCU:
    • copies of the check,
    • Forms 79,
    • original Form 98, and
    • original Form 167.
    1. Keep a copy of Form 167 in LWU files.
  4. (LWU) Update Form 1398.

If the client denies cashing the check:

  1. (FCRC) Explain to the client the purpose of Affidavit of Forgery (Form 79), and Signature Exemplar (Form 1403).
  2. (FCRC) Have the client sign
    • 4 Forms 79, and
    • 8 Forms 1403.

      NOTES 1: All forms must have an original signature.

      2: If the client refuses to sign the forms, assume the client received the check and start recovery action. 

  3. (FCRC) Have the client's signature notarized.
  4. (FCRC) Send the following to WCU/HFS WCU:
    • 3 signed Forms 79,
    • 8 signed Forms 1403,
    • copies of the check, and
    • original Form 98.

      NOTE: Keep a copy of Form 79 and Form 1403 in LWU files. 

  5. (WCU/HFS WCU) Sends the materials to the Examiner.

When the handwriting analysis reveals the original check was received and cashed by the client:

  1. (Examiner) Notifies WCU/HFS WCU that the check was not forged.
  2. (WCU/HFS WCU) Notifies the LWU of the findings and requests recovery action.
  3. (LWU) Prepare and distribute 3 copies of Form 167:
    • 2 copies to the caseworker, and
    • one copy for LWU's files.
  4. (FCRC) Return the 2 copies to the LWU showing the action taken.
  5. (LWU) Update copy of Form 167.
  6. (LWU) Return 2nd copy of Form 167 to the caseworker for filing in the case file.
  7. (LWU) Send the original Form 167 to WCU/HFS WCU.

Child Support Pass Through Checks

If the client did not endorse the missing check:

  1. (HFS WCU) Sends the following to LWU:
    • one signed copy of Form 98,
    • 4 Forms 79, and
    • 4 copies of the check.
  2. (LWU) Route the materials to the FRC.
  3. (FRC) Obtains the client's signature on the 4 Forms 79.
  4. (FRC) Routes the 4 Forms 79 to the LWU.
  5. (LWU) Send the 4 Forms 79, 4 copies of the paid check, and the Form 98 to HFS WCU.
  6. (HFS WCU) Processes the replacement check.
  7. (HFS WCU) Sends the 2nd copy of the Form 552 to the LWU.
  8. (LWU) Close controls on Form 1398.
  9. (LWU) Send Form 98 and the 2nd copy of the Form 552 to the CW.

If the client signed the missing check:

  1. (HFS WCU) Does not process the replacement check.
  2. (HFS WCU) Sends 2 Forms 98, the 2 copies of Form 552, and the non-forgery decision to the LWU.
  3. (LWU) Close control on Form 1398.
  4. (LWU) Advise the FCRC to notify the client that the check will not be replaced.

Title V-D Child Support Enforcement Checks

If the client did not sign the check:

  1. (HFS WCU) Returns one Form 98, 4 Forms 79, and 4 copies of the paid check to the LWU.
  2. (LWU) Route the materials to the CW.
  3. (FCRC) Obtain the client's signature on all 4 Forms 79.
  4. (FCRC) Route the materials to LWU.
  5. (LWU) Send the signed Forms 79, the 4 copies of the paid check, and the Forms 98 to HFS WCU.
  6. (HFS WCU) Starts action to collect from the 2nd endorser.
  7. (Treasurer's Office) Once collection is made, sends HFS WCU a draft payable to the client in care of the Department.
  8. (HFS WCU) Sends the check to the client.
  9. (HFS WCU) Sends a copy of the letter that is sent with the Treasurer's draft to the LWU so that they may close their file.

If the client signed the check:

  1. (HFS WCU) Does not process the replacement check.
  2. (HFS WCU) Sends one Form 98 and a copy of the Examiner decision to the LWU.
  3. (LWU) Close the control on Form 1398.
  4. (LWU) Advise the FRC to notify the payee that the check will not be replaced