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How modifications start (3 ways)

  1. NCP/CP Customer Request
  2. Reports WebFocus, CMOD, RAMENU (OSIS)
  3. Caseworker Often, workers will notice cases needing a review while performing some other case task. For example, an NCP might be paying in full on the 001 case, but now there is a 002 case set for establishment of a new order. Without right-sizing both cases, the new total support amount for NCP could be too high.

A Few Common Reasons to Modify an Order:

  • A case includes a change in child care expenses.
  • No medical insurance has been addressed, or the cost and/or availability of medical support has changed.
  • The joint custody order does not include a child support order.
  • The Obligor has multiple cases and is unable to meet the current obligations.
  • The child support guidelines were not followed.
  • You receive information from the CP that the NCP is not exercising the number of ordered overnights.
  • A parent has a significant change in income, such as involuntary job loss or disability.
  • Either parent becomes the recipient of Supplemental Security Income, or Social Security Disability benefits.
  • Custody Changes (Verify this information)
    • School enrollment forms
    • Signed statement from the CP (ALC Form G08)

Flowchart for Customer Requested Reviews

Customer provides written request for review
Caseworker updates CSCU screen
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Caseworker completes initial review within 15 days
Caseworker updates OBLRV and notifies the parties…
If modification is needed, pursue court action…
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Prepare the case for court
Complete court action within 180 days
Not enough income data? Generate Financial Statements (ALC documents R04A/R04B/R04C) and continue review. If modification is NOT needed…
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Notify the parties (use ALC documents R06A/R06B/R06C)
Update GLS and OBLRV

Reasons CSS might not modify after review:

  • No locate on the other party (OBLRV code – NOLOCATE)
  • Less than 12 months since the last order or review (OBLRV code – NOCRITER)
  • No significant change in the child support amount (OBLRV code – NOCHANGE)
  • Previous right-sizing order and NCP’s ability to pay has not changed (OBLRV code – NOCHANGE)


  • INCREASE – increase in support
  • DECREASE – decrease in support
  • MEDONLY – change in medical support only
  • NOCHANGE – no change done (review finds no income, medical or other changes to warrant modification)
  • APNOSERV – NCP unable to be served (must have attempted service)
  • CPNOSERV – CP unable to be served (must have attempted service)
  • BPNOSERV – BP unable to be served (must have attempted service)
  • APNOCOOP – AP would not cooperate; mod process stopped
  • CPNOCOOP – CP would not cooperate; mod process stopped
  • BPNOCOOP – BP would not cooperate; mod process stopped
  • NOJURIS – no jurisdiction to modify
  • ERROR – review started in error
  • NOCRITER – doesn’t meet criteria for modification (less than 12 months since last review; all children on case emancipated)
  • APNOCTRY – NCP is out of the country
  • CPNOCTRY – CP is out of the country
  • NOLOCATE – inability to locate a party on the case