16.1 Introduction


Chapter Federal Authority
Tribal IV-D Social Security Act
455(f) Payments to States
45 CFR 309 Tribal Child Support Enforcement (IV-D) Program
Subject State Authority
Introduction None
Policy Number Effective Date
16.1 October 1, 2010

Chapter

This chapter contains the following section:

  • Inter-Jurisdictional Issues
  • Transferred Cases

As the Wyoming CSE Program, the Northern Arapaho Child Support Program (NACSP), and the Eastern Shoshone Child Support Program (ESCSP) release additional Joint Policy Interpretation and Direction (JPID) documents, those documents will be added to the Wyoming CSE Manual as new sections.


Note:  The Tribal Programs are not part of the Wyoming CSE Program.  They have a direct relationship with the federal OCSE.

Overview

The Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA) as amended by the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 authorized the direct funding of tribal child support programs by the federal government.  On March 30, 2004, the federal OCSE published the final Tribal IV-D regulations.

The Northern Arapaho Tribe became a comprehensive child support program on October 1, 2008.  The Eastern Shoshone Tribe became a comprehensive child support program on July 1, 2010.  Both tribal programs receive direct federal funding.  The NACSP and ESCSP will provide the following services:

  • Location of alleged fathers and non-custodial parents; 
  • Paternity establishment; 
  • Child Support establishment;
  • Enforcement of child support orders; and
  • Modification of child support orders .

Federal Timeframes

Tribal IV-D programs are not required to meet the same federal timeframes or performance measures as the state IV-D agencies; however, they are still considered a IV-D agency and are required to establish and enforce child support orders.  Additionally, tribal IV-D programs, including the NACSP and ESCSP, have not adopted the Uniform Intergovernmental Family Support Act (UIFSA); however, the NACSP and ESCSP shall still give full faith and credit to Wyoming child support orders as required by the Full Faith and Credit Child Support Order Act of 1994 (FFCSOA).  For more information on these two laws please see Chapter 11 Intergovernmental.


Note:  When a case worker needs to initiate a case to the NACSP or ESCSP for establishment or enforcement, the case worker may use the intergovernmental documents outlined in Appendix 11.C – Intergovernmental Forms as the tribal programs recognize these documents through the Full Faith and Credit Child Support Act (FCCSOA).

Cross Reference

Version Number Last Revised Date
2 IJuly 1, 2014