ERIC Number: ED484753
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
The Child Support Program: An Investment That Works
Center for Law and Social Policy CLASP
The child support program enforces the responsibility of parents to support their children when they live apart. The child support program is jointly funded by federal and state governments under title IV-D of the Social Security Act. The program collects child support for families, establishes the legal relationship between children and their unmarried fathers, and obtains private health care coverage. Families receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) cash assistance or Medicaid must participate in the child support program, while other families may apply for child support services. Any child is eligible for state child support services, regardless of income.
Descriptors: Family Support, Welfare Services, Family Programs, Financial Support, State Federal Aid, Children
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Center for Law and Social Policy, Washington, DC.