Child support may be earmarked for a child when an order includes a child who receives TANF and a child who does not qualify for TANF for a reason other than receipt of SSI or because of a sanction.
The child who is ineligible for TANF can be one who doesn't live with the unit or lives with the unit and is 18 or over and is ineligible due to a reason other than receipt of SSI or because of a sanction.
It is the client's choice about whether or not to earmark support payments in an allocation situation. If child support is earmarked, do not include it when determining eligibility and benefit amount for the eligible unit members. Also, do not report
or send earmarked child support to the Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE).
Tell the client about their right to earmark support. If the client decides to earmark and the child does not live with the TANF unit, the client must provide the child's address. The client can choose to have the earmarked child support sent to
another custodial adult or to the child, if the child is living independently.
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