Final Rule Summary.

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Year Published
2016
Author (Organization)
Office of Child Support Enforcement, Division of Policy and Training.
Resource Type
Fact Sheet
Resource Format
PDF
This final rule strengthens and updates the child support program by amending existing rules, some of which are 35 years old, to:• Set accurate child support obligations based on the noncustodial parents’ ability to pay;• Increase consistent, on-time payments to families;• Move nonpaying cases to paying status;• Increase the number of noncustodial parents supporting their children;• Improve child support collection rates;• Reduce the accumulation of unpaid and uncollectible child support arrearages; and• Incorporate technological advances and evidence-based standards that support good customer service and cost-effective management practices. (Author abstract)

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