NPRM: Implementing Provisions of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act as Amended by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005


Publication Date: January 24, 2007



ATTACHMENT: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (as published in the Federal Register January 24, 2007) (PDF)

DATE: January 24, 2007

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

SUBJECT: Notice of Proposed Rulemaking: Implementing Provisions of Title IV-D of the Social Security Act as amended by the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005, Public Law 109-171 (DRA of 2005)

ATTACHMENT: Attached is a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking, published in the Federal Register on January 24, 2007 (72 FR 3093), which regulates the $25 fee and makes conforming changes to current regulations for consistency with mandates statutorily prescribed by the DRA of 2005.

SUMMARY: The DRA of 2005, Public Law 109-171, was signed by the President on February 8, 2006. There are 11 sections of the law, in Title VII, Subtitle C, that are relevant to the child support enforcement program established under title IV-D of the Social Security Act (the Act), five of which require implementing or conforming changes to regulations. The proposed regulations address use of the Federal tax refund intercept program to collect past-due child support on behalf of children who are not minors, mandatory review and adjustment of child support orders for families receiving Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF), reduction of the Federal matching rate for laboratory costs incurred in determining paternity, States’ option to pay more child support collections to former assistance families, and the mandatory annual $25 fee in certain child support (IV-D) cases in which the State has collected and disbursed at least $500 of support. The regulations also make other conforming changes necessary to implement changes to the distribution and disbursement requirements.

REFERENCES: 45 CFR Parts 301, 302, 303 and 304

COMMENTS: Consideration will be given to comments received by March 25, 2007. 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 OCSE Regional Program Managers

Margot Bean
Office of Child Support Enforcement


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