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Updated Interstate Child Support Policy

November 18, 2020

Updated questions and answers on interstate child support policy

Major Change in Who is Owed Child Support Arrears

Story Behind the Numbers - Child Support Fact Sheet #4
March 31, 2014

Examines changes in who is owed child support arrears over the past 10 years

Provides results from the Urban Institute Report, Assessing Child Support Arrears in Nine Large States and The Nation

Guidance on whether the unreimbursed assistance (URA) balance should be adjusted when arrearages are compromised

Summary of who owes child support debt, how much is expected to be paid, and suggestions for reducing it

Selling of Child Support Arrears

September 5, 2001

Clarification of OCSE's position concerning the sale of child support arrearages to a private firm at discount rate

Clarifies the flexibility in setting support obligations and securing collections from low-income parents

Clarification on policy regarding compromise of arrearages when parents marry or remarry

Clarification concerning enforcement of existing judgments for back support in the amount of unreimbursed public assistance

Implements Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act requiring States have procedures to prohibit retroactive modification of arrearages