Federal Laws & Regulations
The following laws and regulations provide policy and program requirements related to the child support program.
Policy Guidance Overview
OCSE provides program requirements, program information, policy guidance, and program instructions using several types of documents.
- Action Transmittal (AT) describes actions that programs must take to comply with new and amended federal laws (available from 1975)
- Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) conveys general information on program activities (available from 1989)
- Information Memorandum (IM) provides information on program practices that may be useful for program improvement (available from 1989)
- Policy Interpretation Question (PIQ) responds formally to policy inquiries (available from 1999)
- International Policy transmits guidance on international child support (available from 1993)
- Tribal Policy provides guidance on tribal child support (available from 1995)
2018 Policy Documents
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- March 20, 2018Provides training on the IV-D State Plan and automated systemMarch 13, 2018Provides states with the Annual Certification Letter to complete and return by May 31March 12, 2018Provides notice that OMB approved the current FAST Levy and MSFIDM form and documentsFebruary 23, 2018Announces an increase in the annual collection fee from $25 to $35 when collections to family equal $550 each fiscal yearFebruary 15, 2018Clarifies that HHS approves exemption requests to use incentives to provide employment programs for noncustodial parentsFebruary 5, 2018Announces publication of the training on Finding the Right Security Control Assessor for FPLS AccessJanuary 25, 2018Provides minimum requirements for submitting a past-due child support amount to the OCSE Debtor FileJanuary 19, 2018Notifies states and tribes of extension of use of OCSE-34 and OCSE-396 forms to December 31, 2020
Last Reviewed: March 28, 2018