11.3.5 - Responding - Closure

Chapter Federal Authority
Intergovernmental Social Security Act
§452(a)(11) Duties of the Secretary
§454 (9) and (20) State plan for child and spousal support
§466(f) and (d) Requirement of statutorily prescribed procedures to improve effectiveness of child support enforcement
45 CFR 302.36 Provision of services in intergovernmental and intergovernmental IV-D cases
45 CFR 303.7 Provision of services in intergovernmental IV-D cases
45 CFR 303.11 Case closure criteria
Subject State Authority
Responding – Closure Wyo. Stat. 20-4-139 et seq. Uniform Intergovernmental Family Support Act
Wyoming Child Support Enforcement Rules
Chapter 4 General Services
Chapter 16 Services in Intergovernmental Cases
Policy Number Effective Date
11.3.5 July 1, 2015


The Wyoming CSE Program is required to provide the same IV-D services for incoming intergovernmental cases as it does for intrastate cases.  This also applies to case closure.


When Wyoming is the Responding State, the case worker shall

  • Review a case for closure as allowed by federal regulation (See Chapter 12 Closure for details on each closure type);
  • Close the case on POSSE, if appropriate; and
  • Update the Initiating State with the closure via CSENet (Appendix 11.E – CSENet States) or hard copy.

In addition to the general closure reasons that apply to all IV-D cases, the federal regulations have three specific to intergovernmental cases.  

  • If an Initiating State does not take an action that is essential to the next step in providing service, Wyoming may close the child support case 60 days after sending the Initiating State a notice of intent to close if an appropriate response is not received.
  • The Initiating State notifies the Responding State that the Initiating State has closed its case.
  • The Initiating State notifies the Responding State that its intergovernmental services are no longer needed.

Do not remove the intergovernmental Information on a Case where Wyoming is the Responding State.

Version Number Last Revised Date
3July 1, 2015