(published in November/December issue of Child Support CommuniQue) We are rapidly coming to the close of yet another year. I love this season – the anticipation of beloved family traditions, delicious foods and meals, thoughtful gifts, sparkling parties where everyone is dressed up in holiday finery, and so much more. I especially love that my […]
Last week, the Obama Administration released its federal fiscal year 2014 budget proposals. NCSEA prepared a synopsis of the child support budget which may be found here. In short, the budget continues to support program activities and re-proposes reforms that were not considered by Congress last year. They include: The CSE operations and enforcement proposed […]
Congress and the Administration Weigh in on Child Support
Inserted at the last minute to help pay for a child welfare bill, the February 2018 federal spending bill contained a provision raising the annual child support fee from $25 to $35 for child support program participants who have never received Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) benefits. The threshold triggering the fee was also increased from the current $500 in collections to $550.
NCSEA was not alone in being surprised ...