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Final Rule: Tribal Child Support Program - Systems and Financial Policy Questions

AT-05-02

Published: January 19, 2005
Information About:
State/Local Child Support Agencies, Tribal Child Support Agencies
Topics:
Case Management, Funding, State Systems
Types:
Policy, Action Transmittals (AT), Tribal Policy

ACTION TRANSMITTAL

AT-05-02

ATTACHMENT: Attached are a collection of questions and answers in response to inquiries regarding provisions of 45 CFR part 309. The questions are arranged by subject matter.

DATE: January 19, 2005

TO: FEDERALLY RECOGNIZED INDIAN TRIBES, TRIBAL AGENCIES ADMINISTERING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PROGRAMS UNDER TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT, STATE AGENCIES ADMINISTERING CHILD SUPPORT ENFORCEMENT PROGAMS UNDER TITLE IV-D OF THE SOCIAL SECURITY ACT, AND OTHER INTERESTED PARTIES.

SUBJECT: Systems and Financial Policy Questions and Responses to Miscellaneous Issues regarding Provision of 45 CFR part 309, the Tribal Child Support Enforcement Program Final Rule.

BACKGROUND: The Tribal Child Support Enforcement Program Final Rule, at 45 CFR part 309, which provides the requirements that Tribes and Tribal organizations must meet in order to receive Federal funding under title IV-D of the Social Security Act (the Act) was published in the Federal Register on March 30, 2004 (69 FR 16638). The Office of Child Support Enforcement (OCSE) has received numerous inquiries from Tribes, Tribal organizations and states regarding interpretations of its provisions. The purpose of this Action Transmittal (AT) is to inform Tribes, Tribal organizations and states of OCSE’s policy responses to these inquiries.

REFERENCES:

AT-00-06, Notice of Proposed Rulemaking and Interim Final Rule for Tribal Child Support Enforcement Programs, dated August 22, 2000
AT-02-03, Clarifying the Applicability of the Full Faith and Credit for Child Support Enforcement Orders Act (FFCCSOA) to States and Tribes, dated May 28, 2002
AT-04-01, Final Rule on Tribal Child Support Enforcement Programs, dated March 30, 2004
AT-04-03, Program Instruction—Required Changes to Tribal IV-D Plans: Checklist, dated May 13, 2004

INQUIRIES: Regional Administrators

David H. Siegel
Acting Commissioner
Office of Child Support Enforcement