Assigned Child Support
When signing up for cash benefits from aid/benefit programs, you "assign" (sign over) your rights to child support as a condition of receiving cash benefits. The assigned support is the support owed during the time you get cash benefits. Federal rules control how much of the assigned support may be passed through to families that receive cash benefits. For W-2 and Caretaker Supplement programs - you do not sign over any past-due support owed to you before you signed up for cash benefits. That money will always be owed to you. Wisconsin uses some of the assigned child support to pay for your cash benefits. The Kinship Care program has different rules than the other cash benefit programs.
You will get part of your child support if you are now getting cash benefits from the following:
- SSI Caretaker Supplement program
- W-2 Community Service Job
- W-2 Transitional Placement
- W-2 Custodial Parent of an Infant program, and you received cash benefits in the past (from the AFDC, W-2, or Caretaker Supplement programs)
- Tribal Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program if you have a case with a county child support agency
Not all W-2 programs have cash benefits. You get all the child support collected on your case if you:
- Work in a W-2 Trial Job
- Get help paying for child care (Wisconsin Shares program)
- Get W-2 Case Management Services
- Get Emergency Assistance
- Are in the W-2 Custodial Parent of an Infant program, but you never received cash benefits in the past
If you are now receiving cash benefits from an aid/benefit program:
- You will get all your cash benefits from the aid/benefit program.
- You will get 75% of the child support paid.
Example of how much support you will get:
Child Support Notice of Collection
The month after a support payment is received, families who get cash benefits and only get part of the paid support will receive this notice.
The Child Support Notice of Collection will tell you the:
- total amount of support paid
- amount of support paid to the parent receiving support
- amount of support used to pay for cash benefits