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ERIC Number: ED266336
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
Child Support: States' Implementation of the 1984 Child Support Enforcement Amendments. Briefing Report to the Chairman, Subcommittee on Public Assistance and Unemployment Compensation, Committee on Ways and Means, House of Representatives.
General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
This document reports on the states' implementation of the Child Support Enforcement Amendments of 1984. The Child Support Enforcement Program is a federally administered, state run program in which child support agencies locate absent parents, establish paternity, obtain support orders, and enforce support collections with the purpose of reducing Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC) expenses. The 1984 amendments require specific areas of improved effectiveness. This document reports on the states' performances in several areas including: (1) mandatory income withholding; (2) monitoring of withheld support payments; (3) state income tax refund offset; (4) liens on property; (5) no limitations on paternity actions; (6) reporting of cumulative overdue support payments to consumer credit reporting agencies; and (7) notifying each AFDC client of the money collected on his or her behalf. Forty-four states and the District of Columbia are reported to have fulfilled some of the requirements but only four have fully fulfilled the requirements. Graphs and tables describe the individual states' performances in required areas. (ABL)
Descriptors: Children, Compliance (Legal), Financial Support, One Parent Family, Parent Responsibility, Parents, State Action
U.S. General Accounting Office, P.O. Box 6015, Gaithersburg, MD 20877 (1-5 copies, free, $2.00 additional copies, 25% discount on 100 copies or more).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: General Accounting Office, Washington, DC. Div. of Human Resources.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Aid to Families with Dependent Children