PUBLIC ASSISTANCE AND WELFARE
PUBLIC ASSISTANCE LAW
56-203E. Lottery prize set-off procedure for support debt. (1) The Idaho state lottery shall immediately withhold, set-off and transfer prize moneys of a lottery prize winner to the department of health and welfare upon notification and verification from the department of health and welfare to collect a support delinquency. The set-off or withholding of a prize shall be final only after the following conditions have been met:
(a) A delinquency exists, which shall be defined as any unpaid child or spousal support including public assistance, pursuant to a court order from this state or a court or administrative order of another state.
(b) The department of health and welfare, bureau of child support enforcement, shall forward to the Idaho state lottery the full name and social security number of the obligor and the amount of the delinquent child support. The Idaho state lottery shall notify the department of health and welfare of the amount of the prize withheld to satisfy the child support delinquency and the prize winner’s address.
(c) The department of health and welfare shall provide notice of the proposed set-off by registered or certified mail to the prize winner at the address provided to the Idaho state lottery. Within fourteen (14) days after such notice has been mailed (not counting Saturday, Sunday or state holidays as the 14th day) the prize winner may file a protest in writing requesting a hearing before the department of health and welfare. The hearing shall be held within thirty-five (35) days from the date of the mailing of the original notice. No issues at that hearing may be considered that have been litigated previously. The department of health and welfare shall issue its findings and decision either at the hearing or by mail to the prize winner within ten (10) days of the hearing.
(d) After the decision of the department of health and welfare is issued, or if the prize winner has failed to file a timely protest of the claim, the set-off procedure shall become final.
(2) The proceeds from the set-off shall be credited to an account designated by the department of health and welfare, and notice shall be given to the appropriate clerk of the district court.
[56-203E, added 1990, ch. 153, sec. 2, p. 338; am. 2013, ch. 250, sec. 1, p. 608.]