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- Alaska Statutes.
- Title 23. Labor and Workers' Compensation
- Chapter 20. Alaska Employment Security Act
- Section 401. Child Support Interception.
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AS 23.20.401. Child Support Interception.
- (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, an individual filing a new claim for unemployment compensation
must disclose whether child support obligations as defined in (h) of this section are owed by that individual. If the
individual discloses that child support obligations are owed and the individual is determined to be eligible for
unemployment compensation, the department shall notify the child support services agency of the Department of Revenue
that the individual has been determined to be eligible for unemployment compensation.
- (b) The department shall, unless the obligor and obligee agree otherwise, deduct and withhold from unemployment
compensation payable to an individual who owes child support obligations as defined in (h) of this section
- (1) the amount specified by the individual to the department to be deducted and withheld under this subsection, if neither
(2) nor (3) of this subsection is applicable;
- (2) the amount specified in an agreement submitted to the department under section 42 U.S.C. 654(20)(B)(i) (Sec. 454
(20)(B)(i), Social Security Act), by the child support services agency of the Department of Revenue, unless (3) of this
subsection is applicable; or
- (3) any amount required to be deducted and withheld through legal process, as defined in 42 U.S.C. 662(e) (Sec. 462(e),
Social Security Act), properly served upon the department.
- (c) The child support services agency may order the department to deduct and withhold the allowance paid for a dependent
minor child under AS 23.20.350
(f), if the child support services agency finds that the individual claiming the allowance has a support obligation to
the child and the child is not in the physical custody of the individual and is dependent on the individual for more
than 50 percent of support.
- (d) The department shall pay an amount deducted and withheld under (b) and (c) of this section to the child support
services agency of the Department of Revenue.
- (e) An amount deducted and withheld under (b) and (c) of this section shall for all purposes be treated as if it were paid
to the individual as unemployment compensation and paid by that individual to the child support services agency of the
Department of Revenue in satisfaction of the individual's child support obligations.
- (f) In (a) - (e) of this section, "unemployment compensation" means compensation payable under this chapter, including
amounts payable under an agreement under a federal law providing for compensation, assistance, or allowances with
respect to unemployment.
- (g) This section applies only if appropriate arrangements have been made for reimbursement by the child support services
agency of the Department of Revenue for the administrative costs incurred by the department under this section.
- (h) In this section, "child support obligations" includes only obligations that are being enforced under a plan described
in 42 U.S.C. 654 (Sec. 454, Social Security Act), which has been approved by the United States Secretary of Health and
Human Services under 42 U.S.C. 651-665 (Part D of Title IV of the Social Security Act).
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