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Update: Ways and Means Committee Approves 40 Percent Cut in Child Support Funds

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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

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

The Committee on Ways and Means has approved deep cuts to the federal funding for child support services, which would severely reduce states' ability to collect child support for low- and moderate-income families.

This policy brief outlines the changes, and uses Congressional Budget Office projections to show how much funding each state stands to lose and how much child support will go uncollected if the cuts are enacted.