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Child Support Information

Child Support and Collections

Carlton County Child Support and Collections works with both parents to establish and enforce support orders.

Supervisor

Rebecca Ahlstrand

14 N 11th St., Cloquet MN 55720
(218) 879-4583


Login Online to get information on your individual account
http://www.childsupport.dhs.state.mn.us/Action/Welcome

Login Online to get court forms
www.courts.state.mn.us/ctforms

The following Child Support Services are available in Carlton County.  Detailed information on these services can be found at: 
http://childsupport.dhs.state.mn.us/Action/Welcome



 


Probate Collections and Fraud Investigation Services are also available in Carlton County.

Click on the following links for more information on Probate Collections and Fraud Investigations.
 

Probate Collections Fraud Investigations

Probate Collections

Under Minnesota Statute 256B.15

If a person receives Medical Assistance, upon the person’s death the amount of Medical Assistance paid shall be filed as a Claim against the estate of the deceased person. These claims against the estate are to reimburse the Medical Assistance program.

Exclusions:

• If a disabled child lives in the home.

• Individuals under the age of 55 at the time of death.(There are some exceptions.)

• If there is a surviving spouse at the time of death. (Claim will be filed after the spouse’s death.)

These claims take priority over a will and any wishes of the deceased.

Real Estate - At the time of Medical Assistance application, if there is real estate, a Medical Lien is placed on the property. At the time of death, the County may open a probate estate in order to sell the property and reimburse the Medical Assistance program. Any proceeds from the sale of the property that exceed the amount of Medical Assistance expended is distributed under the Court’s supervision to the appropriate beneficiaries.

Fraud Investigations

The County Human Service Agency determines eligibility and the amount of benefits for individuals applying for child care assistance, medical assistance, food benefits, cash aid or emergency assistance. After benefits are issued, new information may indicate that there is a need to do a reassessment of eligibility and/or the benefit amount. A fraud investigation may be necessary when:

* An individual in the community files a report that they believe
   a public assistance recipient is not correctly reporting all their
   income, assets, residence, or household composition.

* Conflicting data is received from other government agencies.

The Welfare Fraud Investigator will conduct an investigation in order to obtain accurate information and data regarding the situation in question. The investigation may reveal unreported or incorrect reporting of income, assets, residence or household composition. This may result in the determination of overpayments of public assistance benefits and/or prosecution of fraudulently obtaining public assistance.

To report possible fraudulent activities contact (218) 879-4583, or (877) 400-9895.


Carlton County Public Health & Human Services is about strengthening families, protecting our children and our seniors, offering hope to those in crisis and making our community a stronger, safer & healthier place for all of us to live.

 

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