New FEDERALLY MANDATED Income Withholding Order (IWO) REQUIRED to be in use by May 31, 2012-Broome Co. Bar Ass’n

       Please be advised that there is a new FEDERALLY
MANDATED Income Withholding Order (IWO) which is REQUIRED to be in use by May
31, 2012 – i.e. – effective immediately.

The new IWO requires all payments be sent to the Support Disbursement
Unit in Albany, and instructs employers to REJECT IWO’s that are not on the
new form.

The new form and instructions (prepared by OCA and the Office of
Temporary Disability Assistance (OTDA) can be found at OCA’s new child support
website:

http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/childsupport/

This new child support website includes links to federal and state
child support resources – as well as OTDA’s new Application for Support
Services Form and  the new IWO forms for use in both Family and Supreme Court.

Additionally – please be aware that that amendments to the Uncontested
Divorce Packet will include a special set of simplified instructions
about the new IWO and applications for child support services, copies of
which can be obtained at:

http://www.nycourts.gov/divorce/pdfs/Divorce-Packet-Instructions.pdf

ONCE AGAIN – PLEASE NOTE THAT THESE NEW FORMS ARE EFFECTIVE TODAY.
Submission of forms not incompliance with the new federally manadate
form will be rejected by employers.

Please circulate as you deem appropriate.

Thank you!!

Sindy L. Garey
Executive Director
Broome County Bar Association
(607) 723-6331
Email:  exdirbcbar@stny.rr.com

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