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Federal Case Registry Overview

Published: May 10, 2012
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Federal Systems, Federal Case Registry (FCR)
Types:
Guides/Publications/Reports
Tags:
Location Systems

The Federal Case Registry (FCR) contains state child support (IV-D) and non-IV-D case data and serves as a pointer system to help locate persons across state lines. Person data in the FCR are matched daily against employment data in the National Directory of New Hires (NDNH) and sent to states to facilitate case processing and increase collections, especially through automated income withholding.  Matches are sent to states to inform them if a IV-D case participant in their state appears as a participant in a IV-D or non-IV-D case in another state.

The FCR also serves as the conduit for matching against the following sources: Department of Defense, Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Bureau of Investigation, Internal Revenue Service, National Security Agency, and Social Security Administration. Matches made through the Multistate Financial Institution Data Match, Thrift Savings Plan match, and the Insurance Match are returned to states through the FCR, as well as medical coverage matches made with the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System maintained by the Defense Manpower Data Center.

Information provided on this page is to assist submitters of FCR data. It is up to each state to determine whether a person may be at risk of being harmed if that person's information is released through the FCR.  States set a Family Violence Indicator (FVI) on the persons at risk--not on the perpetrators of violence--to help with pursuing child support safely. For technical support regarding the FCR, please refer to your FPLS Technical Support Contacts.

Additional FCR-related Information: