Once gross income is computed, the only allowable deduction from gross income is the amount of verified legally-binding child support payments paid by a household member to or for a non-household member.
Child support may include, but is not limited to:
- Child support, child support arrearages, medical insurance, or other health care premiums, child care obligations specified in court or administrative orders
- Money owed to state for benefits provided for a child including but not limited to, TANF, SoonerCare, and foster care.
The worker must obtain proof not only that the child support is court ordered, but the payments are actually being made.
The worker enters this amount in the “Child Care” tab in the “FACS Eligibility Notebook” in the “Child Support Deduction” field (IMS Block E46).