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FINANCIAL INSTITUTION DATA MATCH (FIDM)/SECURING ASSETS FROM FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS

    1. Financial Institution Data Match (FIDM) policy;
    2. Policy related to FIDM involving more than one state;
    3. The criteria for FIDM;
    4. The FIDM process;
    5. Policy related to securing assets from financial institutions;
    6. Process for securing assets from financial institutions.
    1. Multistate financial institutions must submit matches quarterly, but they are allowed to submit the matches on varying dates within a quarter. Therefore, updates from OCSE to the states can occur on a daily basis;
    2. All of an NCP’s cases that are eligible for Federal tax refund intercept (offset) are matched. Once the matched data is returned from OCSE, the cases not meeting the criteria of an amount of unpaid support equal to six (6) months’ support or $1000.00 (whichever is less) and cases for which a barrier is documented in ACTS are deleted before the system is updated with the matched data. See “Financial Institution Data Match Criteria”.
    3. Multistate financial institution data matching return files from OCSE can contain information from institutions on accounts matched only by Social Security number. It is possible that the name submitted for the match might not be the name on the financial institution account. If the name on the account is not a previous alias for the NCP, the FIDM Unit worker investigates to determine if this person is the NCP before proceeding with the levy process.
    1. Contesting the Levy - Contests must be made in writing within ten (10) days of receipt of the notice. Levies can be contested if:
    1. Objections That Do Not Meet Contest Requirements - If the NCP states objections to the intent to levy other than those allowed by statute, local CSS should attempt to resolve the issues.
    1. Payment to Avoid a Levy - The NCP can avoid a FIDM levy by paying the amount of unpaid support from other resources within ten (10) days of receiving notice of a FIDM lien. The payment amount must be equal to what could have been obtained from the financial account.
    1. No Action by NCP - If the NCP does not contest or arrange payment from other funds within ten (10) days of service of the Notice of Intent To Levy, the FIDM Unit sends the Notice To Financial Institution To Remit Funds (DSS-7077). This notice advises the institution of the amount to be paid to NCCSCC and includes a payment transmittal form that identifies all cases and the amounts to be applied to each case. Once the payment is processed by NCCSCC, the action is ended.

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