States can fall into three different classifications for UIB:
- Easy states – accepts direct IWO
- Medium states – accepts limited service intergovernmental referrals
- Hard states – requires a full service intergovernmental referral
If a state accepts IWOs directly, OSIS will automatically send an IWO for that state.
If a state does not accept IWOs but does accept limited services intergovernmental referrals OSIS will automatically print a Transmittal #1 at the district office. OSIS also creates an information only referral that is pended. The child support specialist will tie that REFI referral to the obligation and mail the Transmittal #1 with any required documents to the other state.
If a state does not accept direct IWOs or limited service referrals, then a full service intergovernmental referral is done and forwarded to the state’s central registry.