WAG 08-04-04-h: Child Support Pass Through Payments

PM 08-04-04-h.

Child support pass through payments are identified on:

  • Mercury payrolls, and
  • recipient ledger files showing TA 99 and child support payment reason code 609.
  1. (System) Keeps track of the amount of current child support pass through payments paid each calendar month.
  2. (System) Prior to the central budgeting, determines if the case on which the child support pass through payment was made is still an active TANF cash case. If the case is no longer active for TANF cash, the system will not centrally budget the payment.
  3. (System) Once a month, the day after Schedule 09 cut-off, centrally budgets the amount of current child support pass through payments received during the previous calendar month as code 662. revised textThe pass through payment is up to $100 a month for one child receiving TANF on the case. The pass through payment is up to $200 a month for two or more children receiving TANF on the case. The amount will only exceed $100 for one child or up to $200 a month for two or more children per case, if the customer has more than one TANF case. No Form 552 will be produced in Mobius. 
    • Example: Ms. K receives TANF and SNAP for herself, her two children and her nephew. Ms. K is the payee of her nephew's TANF case. Child support payments are being collected by HFS for Ms. K's children in the amount of $300 and for her nephew in the amount of $200. Pass through payments are issued for $200 for Ms. K's two children and $100 for her nephew who is on a separate TANF case. In this instance, the total to budget for SNAP in Item 90 code 662 is $300.
  4. (System) If code 662 has already been entered by the Family Community Resource Center, the system will not override the Family Community Resource Center entry. The Family Community Resource Center entry is considered correct.
  5. (System) The amount received is budgeted for the SNAP case in which the RIN of the person receiving the pass through payment is active for SNAP on the day after Schedule 09 cut-off.
  6. (System) Deletes code 662 at the close of each schedule from revised textactive cases.

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Family Community Resource Center Action for Budgeting Pass Through

  1. Budget pass through payments for SNAP issued by Mercury, including cases not active at Schedule 09 when central budgeting occurred. Review the Recipient Ledger (PF6) to determine if a current child support pass through payment was made.
  2. Do not budget pass through payment for a case that is no longer active for TANF cash benefits, because a pass through payment will not continue to be paid.

    Example: TANF case swapped to 94 case effective January. Child support pass through was received 11/29. The child support pass through is not budgeted for SNAP for January because the TANF case is canceled and a pass through payment will not be received for January. The worker budgets child support payments for January instead of child support pass through. 

  3. When entering Actuals in ACM, ACM will update Actuals to reflect the same code 662 information that is on ACID. If code 662 is present in Actuals with an amount, the worker must enter a valid date. If the Family Community Resource Center has more current information than what the system used to do the best estimate of the amount of child support pass through that would be received, the worker changes the amount budgeted and documents the reason in the case record.
  4. If code 662 has been centrally removed from the case, code 662 will not show up in ACM when the worker enters Actuals.