§ 15-16-12 Allocation of amounts withheld Refunds Distribution.
(a) In the event that there are two (2) or more income withholding orders against the same income of an obligor, the department shall allocate and distribute the amount remitted by the withholding agent between or among the separate income withholding orders giving priority to current support obligations as follows:
(1) Each obligee shall be allocated an amount in the proportion which each obligee's current support order under income withholding bears relative to the total of all amounts for current support under income withholding orders; and
(2) Any remaining withheld income shall be allocated to each obligee in an amount proportional to which each obligee's arrearage order under income withholding bears relative to the total of all amounts ordered to be paid on arrearages under income withholding orders.
(b) The department shall promptly refund to an obligor the amounts, if any, which may have been improperly withheld.
(c) The department shall promptly distribute amounts received under income withholding orders in accordance with § 457 of the federal Social Security Act, 42 U.S.C. § 657.
(P.L. 1987, ch. 163, § 1; P.L. 1994, ch. 209, § 1.)