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Interim Final Rule: Quantitative Standards for Review and Adjustment of Child Support Orders

AT-05-01

Published: January 3, 2005
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Case Management, Review and Modification
Types:
Policy, Action Transmittals (AT), Regulations
Tags:
Child Support Guidelines

ACTION TRANSMITTAL

AT-05-01

ATTACHMENT: Attached is an interim final rule, published in the Federal Register on December 28, 2004 (69 FR 77659), which revises existing regulations on review and adjustment of child support orders.

DATE: January 3, 2005

TO: State Agencies Administrating Child Support Enforcement Plans under Title IV-D of the Social Security Act and Other Interested Parties

SUBJECT: Interim Final Rule with Comment Period: Reasonable Quantitative Standards for Review and Adjustment of Child Support Orders

PURPOSE: The interim final rule revises existing regulations on review and adjustment of child support orders to reinstate a rule which was in place since 1993. The change permits States to once again use reasonable quantitative standards in adjusting an existing child support award amount after conducting a review of the order, regardless of the method of review used.

REFERENCES: 45 CFR 303.8

EFFECTIVE DATE: These regulations were effective on December 28, 2004. Consideration will be given to comments received by February 28, 2005. Address comments to: Office of Child Support Enforcement, Administration for Children and Families, 370 L’Enfant Promenade, SW, 4th Floor, Washington, DC 20447, Attention: Director, Division of Policy, Mail Stop: OCSE/DP

INQUIRIES: ACF Regional Administrators

David H. Siegel
Acting Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement