The Office of Child Support (OCS) Central Operations has conducted a review of the arrears payment plan request pursuant to MCL 552.605e(1). OCS Central Operations provides the following comments for the court’s consideration:
SUPPORT THE PLAN:
With a monthly payment of $for a period of months on his/her state-owed arrears.
The above payments on state-owed arrears to begin after family-owed arrears have been paid in full or waived. Payer has made sufficient arrangements for resolution of family-owed arrears.
The payer has demonstrated that extenuating circumstances exist and receives means-tested income or Supplemental Security Income and cannot afford to pay 15 percent of his/her monthly income.
The payer did not provide sufficient evidence of his/her inability to pay.
State-owed arrears would not receive payments because allocation and distribution rules result in family-owed support being paid first. The support obligation(s) owed to payee(s) is not at a zero balance, and the payment plan does not provide for the state-owed arrearage to receive payments once the family-owed arrears have been paid in full or waived; plan is not in compliance with state law (MCL 552.605e).
The payer claims an inability to pay an amount equal to or greater than 15 percent of his/her income and has not demonstrated extenuating circumstances.
Extenuating circumstances exist, and the payer has not demonstrated that (s)he is willing or able to make reasonable payments on the arrearage, even at less than 15 percent of his/her income.