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Final Rule: Intergovernmental Child Support

AT-10-06

Published: July 2, 2010
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies, Tribal Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Intergovernmental/Interstate
Types:
Policy, Action Transmittals (AT), Regulations

ACTION TRANSMITTAL

AT-10-06

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

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement