The Child Support Program, enacted in 1975 as Part D of Title IV of the Social Security Act (P.L. 93-647), is one of the largest income support programs in the country, serving more children than the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), and Social Security combined.
Contents Background Summary of Findings Implications for State Child Support Enforcement Agencies Background
Contents Methodology Pass-through and Disregard Results Distributing All FTRO Child Support Collections to Former Welfare Families Effects on Administrative Costs Conclusion
Contents Designing Employment-Focused Programs for NCPs Getting NCPs to Participate Full Range of Services in Comprehensive Programs Conclusion
This brief summarizes key findings from several important fatherhood initiatives that were developed and implemented during the 1990s and early 2000s. Formal evaluations of these fatherhood efforts have been completed, some quite recently, making this an opportune time to step back and assess what has been learned and how policy makers and program
Despite record child support collections by state child support programs, considerable sums of child support go unpaid every year. This report provides a profile of state child support debt, examining who owes it and why it has grown so rapidly, based on analysis of state administrative data. Earnings data from the wage reporting system were used
This report provides information about State child support enforcement offices experiences with data warehouses; that is, how they are used to help manage program operations, assess program effectiveness and efficiency, and inform policy development. This report summarizes findings from discussions with staff in nine states about the development,
This report examines how some of the information available to OCSE and the states' IV-D programs through the Federal Parent Locator Service can be used to enhance enforcement efforts. Specifically, this report explores the potential income sources of non-custodial parents with arrearages. It examines alternative income sources for those obligors w
This project models the effects of child support pass-through and disregard policy to estimate the benefits and costs of various federal and state policy choices. It estimate the effects of both program variables, such as changes in other public benefit payments and administrative costs, and some individual variables, such as noncustodial parents'
Interaction of Child Support and TANF: Evidence from Samples of Current and Former Welfare Recipients
Welfare and child support programs have long been intertwined. Given the common populations served and the role that child support payments play in self-sufficiency and cost recovery, understanding the interaction between child support and welfare is important. This report examines the interaction of child support and welfare receipt by analyzing
The Support Has A Rewarding Effect (SHARE) initiative operated with Welfare-to-Work (WtW) grant support in three counties in the state of Washington. SHARE offered three options to noncustodial parents (NCP) whose minor, dependent children were receiving Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) and who were in arrears on their support obliga
This study describes policies and practices in Connecticut, Minnesota, and Texas designed to coordinate the child support enforcement program, Medicaid, and SCHIP in order to secure and sustain appropriate health care coverage for child support-eligible children. Based on the findings from site visits to the three states, the report documents both
Ten Key Findings from Responsible Fatherhood Initiatives February 2008 Prepared for: Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE) U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Prepared By: Karin Martinson and Demetra Nightingale The Urban Institute This report is available on the Internet at: http://asp
CHARACTERISTICS OF FAMILIES USING TITLE IV-D SERVICES IN 1995 By Matthew Lyon May 1999 TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction Data Source and Methodology Findings Overall Child Support Population Participation in Welfare and Other Government Programs Family Income and Poverty
Child Support and TANF Interaction: Literature Review Prepared for: Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Prepared by: The Lewin Group Mary Farrel, Asaph Glosser, and Karen Gardiner under subcontract to Manpower Demonstration Research Corporation April 11, 2003
State Practices in Medical Child Support Cross-Program Coordination Prepared by : Lynne Fender, Jen Bernstein (The Urban Institute) for : Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation Office of the Secretary U.S. Department of Health and Human Services June 2003 This report is available on the Internet at: http://a
In recent years, policymakers and program administrators have increasingly focused on the role of noncustodial parents (NCPs) in the lives of low-income families. One example is S upport H as A R ewarding E ffect (SHARE) , an initiative operated with Welfare-to-Work (WtW) grant support in three counties in the state of Washington.
Contents Who Owes the Arrears? State Variation in Arrears How Collectible are the Arrears? Why have Arrears Grown So Rapidly? Actions taken by Study States to Manage Arrears