DAR File No. 38836

This notice was published in the October 1, 2014, issue (Vol. 2014, No. 19) of the Utah State Bulletin.

Human Services, Recovery Services

Rule R527-40

Retained Support

Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation

DAR File No.: 38836
Filed: 09/03/2014 04:14:56 PM


Concise explanation of the particular statutory provisions under which the rule is enacted and how these provisions authorize or require the rule:

Section 62A-1-111 gives the Department of Human Services (DHS) and Section 62A-11-107 gives the Office of Recovery Services (ORS) the authority to adopt, amend, and enforce rules necessary to carry out its responsibilities under state law. Under Section 62A-11-307.1, an obligee whose rights have been assigned must immediately deliver payments received by the obligor directly to ORS. If an obligee fails to follow these procedures, ORS may recover the assigned support that has been inappropriately retained by the obligee pursuant to Section 62A-11-307.2. This rule was adopted to provide a clear definition of "retained support" and to explain when the $50 pass-through payment would be appropriate for credit on support payments that were retained by the obligee. Section 62A-11-304.1 authorizes ORS to direct an obligor or other payor to change the payee of support to ORS if there has been an assignment of rights, upon providing notice to the obligor and obligee.

Summary of written comments received during and since the last five-year review of the rule from interested persons supporting or opposing the rule:

There have been no comments received since the last five-year review of the rule.

Reasoned justification for continuation of the rule, including reasons why the agency disagrees with comments in opposition to the rule, if any:

This rule should continue because the laws and policies dealing with retained support are still in effect and the rule gives essential clarification, procedures and explanation relating to the laws and policies. Recovery of assigned support is essential to reimburse the state for funds spent on the family.

The full text of this rule may be inspected, during regular business hours, at the Division of Administrative Rules, or at:

Human Services
Recovery Services
515 E 100 S
SALT LAKE CITY, UT 84102-4211

Direct questions regarding this rule to:

  • Andrew Clement at the above address, by phone at 801-741-7434, by FAX at 801-536-8509, or by Internet E-mail at aclement@utah.gov



Authorized by:

Liesa Stockdale, Director

Additional Information

More information about a Five-Year Notice of Review and Statement of Continuation is available online.

The Portable Document Format (PDF) version of the Bulletin is the official version. The PDF version of this issue is available at https://rules.utah.gov/publicat/bull-pdf/2014/b20141001.pdf. The HTML edition of the Bulletin is a convenience copy. Any discrepancy between the PDF version and HTML version is resolved in favor of the PDF version.

For questions regarding the content or application of this rule, please contact Andrew Clement at the above address, by phone at 801-741-7434, by FAX at 801-536-8509, or by Internet E-mail at aclement@utah.gov.  For questions about the rulemaking process, please contact the Division of Administrative Rules.