Final Rule: Intergovernmental Child Support
DATE: July 2, 2010
TO: State and Tribal Programs under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and Other Interested Individuals
SUBJECT: Final Rule: Intergovernmental Child Support
ATTACHMENT: Attached is the Final Rule as Published in the Federal Register on July 2, 2010 (75 FR 38612)
SUMMARY: This final rule revises federal requirements for establishing and enforcing intergovernmental support obligations in child support program cases receiving services under title IV-D of the Social Security Act (the Act).
The final rule:
- revises previous interstate requirements to apply to case processing in all intergovernmental cases through use of the term "intergovernmental" in lieu of "interstate";
- addresses state processing of interstate and intrastate cases, Tribal IV-D cases under section 455 of the Act, and international cases under sections 454(32) and 459A of the Act;
- requires the responding state IV-D agency to pay the cost of genetic testing;
- clarifies the responsibility for determining in which state tribunal a controlling order determination is made where multiple support orders exist;
- recognizes and incorporates electronic communication advancements; and
- makes conforming changes to the federal substantial compliance audit and state self-assessment requirements.
REFERENCES: 45 CFR Parts 301, 302, 303, 305, and 308
EFFECTIVE DATE: This rule is effective January 3, 2011.
INQUIRIES: ACF OCSE Regional Program Managers
Office of Child Support Enforcement
- Final Rule: Intergovernmental Child Support.pdf (278.74 KB)