1. Deprivation does not exist for a child(ren) when:
(1) a child(ren) lives with each parent for an equal period of time, such as two weeks with one parent and two weeks with the other parent; or
(2) one parent, who does not live in the home, provides maintenance, has daily contact with the child(ren), and shares parental decision-making relating to the health, education, and welfare of the child(ren).
2. Deprivation exists when a child(ren) continuously lives with one parent, visits the other parent on the weekends and during the summer, and the absent parent makes support payments. Deprivation exists because the absent parent does not have daily contact or share physical care and guidance.
3. Maintenance is considered as any assistance designed to meet the expenses of day-to-day living.
4. (a) The worker and client complete and the client signs Form 08TA001E, Absent Parent (AP) Information Sheet, on each absent parent. The worker includes any other information of value in the development of child support in the office use only comments section of the form and documents the information in Family Assistance/Client Services (FACS) case notes. The worker images and files the form in the case record. The worker DOES NOT send Form 08TA001E to Child Support Services (CSS) district office.
(b) When the worker receives additional information that may affect the enforcement of child support, the worker immediately:
(1) updates the Deprivation tab on Family Assistance/Client Services (FACS); and
(2) forwards the information to the appropriate CSS district office.
(c) When the reason for deprivation changes from incapacity or unemployment to absence, the worker follows procedures in (a) of this Instruction.
5. Acceptable evidence includes, but is not limited to:
(1) an absent parent address;
(2) a landlord's statement;
(3) an absent parent statement; or
(4) an interview with a collateral source.
6. When the absent parent's:
(1) telephone number is known, the worker attempts to call the absent parent; and
(2) address is known, the worker completes and mails Form 08AD008E, Non-Custodial Parent Letter, to the absent parent.
7. The worker verifies payments made to:
(1) CSS by viewing the child support payment screen using the transaction CFRRPA. To view the instructions to the CFRRPA transaction, enter M space CFRRPA; or
(2) the custodial parent by receipt of a written statement or completed Form 08AD008E signed by the absent parent.
8. When the parents are divorced or legally separated, the worker images and files any legal documents in the case record and sends a copy to CSS.
9. Refer to OAC 340:25-5-176(c) for CSS rules regarding paternity establishment.