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Provision of Services in Interstate Child Support Enforcement: Standard Forms

DCL-10-05

Published: March 22, 2010
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Intergovernmental/Interstate
Types:
Policy, Dear Colleague Letters (DCL)

DEAR COLLEAGUE LETTER

DCL-10-05

DATE: March 22, 2010

TO: ALL STATE IV-D DIRECTORS

RE: Provision of Services in Interstate Child Support Enforcement: Standard Forms

Dear Colleague:

Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 amended 42 U.S.C. 666(f) to require State Child Support Enforcement agencies to enact the Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (UIFSA) into state law. Section 311(b) of UIFSA requires states to use standard interstate forms as mandated by Federal law and 45 CFR 303.7(b)(3) requires states to use standard federal forms in interstate cases. The current forms expire in January 2011. The forms are available on our website.

In compliance with the requirements of Section 3506(c)(2)(A) of the Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995, the Administration for Children and Families is soliciting public comment on the forms. As of March 19, 2010, a notice for public comment has been posted to the Federal Register. The notice appears in Volume 75, Number 53 on pages 13291 and 13292.

During the OMB clearance process, we are taking the opportunity to make a minor revision to the headings of Transmittals #1, #2, and #3. We have added the option for states to list the name of the country with which the petitioner or respondent is affiliated. The instructions for these Transmittals have also been updated to reflect this change.

We request that during the 60-day comment period you review the current forms and instructions along with the above proposed change. Please provide your comments and suggestions to LaShawn Williams at lashawn.williams@acf.hhs.gov within the 60-day period that began March 19, 2010. Following this comment period, we will review the comments, take them under consideration, and submit the revised forms to the Office of Management and Budget.

Vicki Turetsky
Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement

cc: ACF/OCSE Regional Program Managers
Tribal IV-D Directors