September 2014 | Carmen Solomon-Fears, Congressional Research Service

Child Support Enforcement: $25 Annual User Fee

This report includes a discussion of the user fee mandated by Congress in the Deficit Reduction Act (DRA) of 2005, and which of the four implementation options states have selected. The DRA requies families that have never been on the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program to pay a $25 annual user fee when the child support program collects at least $500 annually from the non-custodial parent. This user fee may be 1) retained by the state from child support collected on behalf of the family (but the $25 cannot be part of the first $500 collected in any given federal fiscal year; 2) paid by the custodial parent; 3) recovered/recouped from the non-custodial parent; or 4) paid by the state out of state funds.

Child Support Enforcement: $25 Annual User Fee.pdf

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