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Federal and state laws give child support withholding priority over all other income attachments.
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The Order/Notice to Withhold requires you to:
If the notice was sent to you by the Lake County Department of Child Support Services (LCDCSS), send payments to:California State Disbursement UnitP.O. Box 989067West Sacramento, CA 95798-9067
Please call our office at 866-901-3212 to resolve mistaken identity cases. Your employee can also use the Request for Hearing form to file a motion with the court to quash the wage assignment.
Yes. You may combine support withholdings for each county into one check. You must include an itemized accounting providing names, social security numbers (or other identifying numbers such as the Participant ID), the amount attributable to each employee, and the withholding date(s).
If 50% of the employee’s net disposable earnings will not pay in full all of the assignments for support, priority should be given to the current child support obligations, followed by (in order):
Apply monies in the above order according to the proportion that each assignment bears to the total owed in each category.
Deductions must continue until further order of the court or notification by the Local Child Support Agency. Employers can be held in contempt for terminating an Order/Notice without authorization from the court or the Local Child Support Agency.
Please notify the Local Child Support Agency immediately by sending in the Notice of Termination or Employee Status Report. If it is a short seasonal or weather-related layoff, please call the Local Child Support Agency; the Order/Notice should be reactivated upon the employee’s return to work.
At this time, Lake County Department of Child Support Services is unable to accept EFTs.
If the returning employee is required to complete a new W-4 form, then you must submit a New Hire report.
A copy of the National Medical Support Notice (NMSN) must be given to your employee 10 days after receipt. If health insurance for dependents is available, you must enroll the employee’s dependent(s) named on the order within 30 days.
The cost of health insurance is in addition to the child support ordered. The total amount that may be withheld is subject to the 50% limitation; if child support and health insurance will total more than 50% of the employee’s net disposable earnings, please contact The Lake County Division of Child Support Services immediately.
Complete, sign, and return the Employer’s Response provided in the National Medical Support Notice packet.
You may enroll the child(ren) in the same health plan as the employee if that plan provides coverage in the dependents’ county of residence.
The children should be enrolled in any plan that will reasonably provide coverage where they live unless the court has ordered coverage by a specific plan.
No. You must enroll the dependents within 30 days of receiving the National Medical Support Notice.
It is your responsibility to notify the Lake County Division of Child Support Services of any lapses in coverage. Contact the Lake County Division of Child Support Services.