TN 5 (04-90)

RS 01301.175 One-Half Support — Earnings Records (E/R) as Corroboration of Support Statements

A. PROCEDURE - NH's E/R

1. General

Obtain the NH's E/R and compare the amount of alleged contributions with the posted earnings for the prelag portion of the support period.

Obtain evidence of the NH's lag earnings if the support period includes the lag period and it is alleged that the NH's earnings increased during the lag period.

2. NH and Claimant Lived Together

If the NH's total contributions to the household during the support period exceed four-fifths of the posted and lag earnings, obtain a full explanation of the circumstance from the claimant including the sources and amounts of the NH's other income.

3. NH and Claimant Did Not Live Together

Obtain an explanation (similar to that required in RS 01301.175A.2.) if the alleged contributions were more than one-third of the NH's posted and lag earnings during the support period.

B. PROCEDURE - CLAIMANT'S E/R

Obtain the claimant's E/R (except in child dependency cases) and reconcile any discrepancies between the E/R and the claimant's statements about wages and SE.


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RS 01301.175 - One-Half Support -- Earnings Records (E/R) as Corroboration of Support Statements - 07/24/2002
Batch run: 01/27/2009
Rev:07/24/2002