IM-35 2/26/01 DCSE REFERRAL/INFORMATION FOR SERVICES CSE-201
|DCSE REFERRAL/INFORMATION FOR SERVICES CSE-201|
|The purpose of this memorandum is to clarify
when a DCSE Referral/Information for Services (CSE-201) needs to be completed
and when it needs to be reviewed. This information is available in
the Forms Manual Instructions for the CSE-201.
The purpose of the CSE-201 is to initiate child support enforcement actions on Temporary Assistance cash cases including $10 minimum cases. It also serves as a referral for medical including support on Medical Assistance for Families and MC+ cases where the child is deprived of parental support.
This form provides a record of available information about the absent parent's identity, location, present situation as it pertains to his/her dependent children, child support payments, absent parent's personal data and other related information.
WHEN A NEW CSE-201 IS NEEDED
Complete a CSE-201 on each absent parent of any cash eligible child (including $10 minimum pay) and on any MAF/MC+ child who is deprived of parental support.
If there is more than one alleged father
for a child, complete a CSE-201 on each alleged father. In cases
in which a man other than the legal father is alleged to be the natural
If the individual refuses to complete a CSE-201, refer to procedures for exploring good cause and sanctioning on IMNL.
For MAF/MC+, the client does not need to complete and sign the form, only provide information. For MAF/MC+ if the parent fails to provide information on the absent parent approve the children but not the parent. Family Healthcare Manual 0905.010.40.05 addresses this issue for MAF and MC+. Sanctioning for MAF/MC+ parents on IMU5 is different than for Temporary Assistance cash. For MAF the parent is a "C" level of care. In MC+ the parent is a "Z". Documentation is critical in the case record on why the parent is not receiving MAF/MC+ at this time.
SUBMITTING THE CSE-201
Submit the CSE-201 to DCSE the same day the IMU5 transaction is completed on case approvals or adding a child to an open case. MAF/MC+ cases may be approved for the children prior to submitting the CSE-201 if the parent is failing to cooperate in information on the absent parent.
WHEN A NEW CSE-201 IS NOT NEEDED