Child Support-Related Provisions in New Katrina Relief Legislation
Publication Date: October 2005
Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Vicki Turetsky
Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
Coverage: United States
This paper outlines the child support-related provisions of the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Emergency Response and Recovery Act of 2005, signed into law on September 21, 2005. It also describes recent Health and Human Services policy guidance and pending legislation that would clarify the law. Finally, it recommends that Congress adopt additional short-term child support measures to help states impacted by the hurricanes.