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Income Withholding Order (IWO) Information for Attorneys
Employers across the nation have long asked Congress to enforce standardized child support Income Withholding (IWO) forms as well as having one central location in every state for remittance of income withholding payments. The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) in conjunction with Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued new rules regarding these two issues and slightly modified the standardized federal Income Withholding forms.
Changes to the mandated form were again made in 2015, and the correct form can be found below. Employers can begin rejecting IWOs that are not the new version on July 31st, 2015. The changes made to the 2015 version were not substantive, but did include somewhat significant formatting changes.
The two most important changes
To make this transition easier, the Child Support Bureau (CSB) of the Indiana Department of Child Services provides an Indiana-specific version of the new IWO for use by courts, private attorneys, and pro se litigants.
The following includes more detail on the new rules created in 2011. They depend on whether the IWO was issued before or after May 31, 2011. The key changes are as follows:
On IWOs issued on or after May 31, 2011 - New IWOs
On IWOs issued before May 31, 2011 - IWOs already processed by the employer
An employer can reject an IWO under the new federal regulations for the following reasons:
If on May 31, 2012, or thereafter, the sender of the IWO has not used the OMB-approved form;
If a newly issued IWO instructs the employer to send a payment to an entity other than INSCCU;
If the form does not contain all the information necessary for the employer to comply with the withholding;
If the form is altered or contains invalid information; or
If the amount to withhold is not a dollar amount.
One exception to an employer rejecting an IWO is that if the new IWO is related to an initial child support order that was issued prior to January 1, 1994, never modified, has no arrearages, and is not associated with a IV-D case; then the employer must follow the payment instructions on the IWO form it receives.
The INSCCU address for employer payments is:
PO Box 6219
Indianapolis, IN 46206-6219
Please note that the above address is only for employer payments.
Non-custodial parent personal checks or money orders are to be sent to:
PO Box 7130
Indianapolis, IN 46207-7130
Income Withholding Order (IWO) Documents
Income Withholding Order click here for document
Income Withholding Order Instructions click here for document
Senate Bill 6
Senate Bill 6 (SEA6) was signed into law on Thursday, May 9th of 2013 and took effect the same day. The Act consolidated the sections on child support, medical support, and educational expence orders that were in the Paternity code (Title 31, Article 14) with the analogous sections in the Support of Children and Other Dependents code (Title 31, Article 16). With that consolidation, the Paternity code no longer contains its own, separate language regarding child support, medical support, and educational expense orders. SEA6 eliminates both the duplication and the discrepancies between the two articles.
The conversion table below shows the corresponding former and new code cites for Title 31, Articles 14 and 16.
Senate Bill 6 Code Conversion Chart
Former Code Cite New Code Cite(s) 31-14-11-2 31-16-6-1 31-14-11-2.5 31-16-6-1.5 31-14-11-3 31-16-6-2 31-16-8-2 31-14-11-4 31-16-6-2(b) 31-14-11-6 31-16-6-3 31-14-11-7 31-16-6-5 31-16-8-3 31-14-11-8 31-16-8-1 31-14-11-9 31-16-10-1 31-14-11-10 31-16-10-3 31-14-11-11 31-16-9-1 31-14-11-12 31-16-10-2 31-14-11-13 31-16-9-2 31-14-11-14 31-16-6-9 31-16-9-4 31-14-11-15 31-16-6-10 31-14-11-16 31-16-9-5 31-14-11-17 31-16-6-7.5 (NEW SECTION) 31-14-11-18 31-16-6-6 31-14-11-19 31-16-6-7 31-14-11-20 31-16-6-7(b) 31-14-11-21 31-16-6-7.8 (NEW SECTION) 31-14-11-22 31-16-12-3 31-14-11-24 31-16-9-6 31-14-12-1 31-16-12-2 31-14-12-2 31-16-12-4 31-14-12-2.5 31-16-12-5 31-14-12-3 31-16-12-6 31-14-12-4 31-16-12-7