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Amendment to Section 453 of the Social Security Act

DCL-04-13

Published: March 18, 2004

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

DCL-04-13

ATTACHMENT: Text of P.L. 108-199

DATE: March 18, 2004

TO: ALL STATE IV-D DIRECTORS

RE: Amendment to Section 453 of the Social Security Act

Dear Colleague:

Recent Federal appropriations legislation, P.L. 108-199, contains the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2004. Section 217 of that Act amends child support enforcement legislation at section 453 of the Social Security Act to require a new information comparison involving the National Directory of New Hires. Under this provision, information provided by the Secretary of Housing and Urban Development will be matched with information in the National Directory of New Hires. The information resulting from the match may be used only to verify the employment and income of individuals participating in certain listed housing programs, and, after removal of personal identifiers, to conduct analyses of the employment and income reporting of these individuals. All matching will take place at the Federal level.

I have enclosed a copy of this new provision for your information. If you have any questions about this new legislation, please contact your Regional Office.

Sincerely,
Sherri Z. Heller, Ed.D.
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

Enclosure

cc: Regional Program Managers
ACF Regional Administrators

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