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Federal Guidance on Alternative Penalties Related to Automation Failures

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Publication Date: September 1998

Publisher(s): Center for Law and Social Policy

Author(s): Paula Roberts

Special Collection: John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation

Topic: Social conditions (Public welfare and social services)

Type: Brief

Coverage: United States


A brief summary of the alternative penalties and the qualifications from the latest child support automated systems legislation entitled "The Child Support Performance and Incentive Act of 1998"(CSPIA), which established a system of fiscal penalties for states that fail to meet their FSA and/or PRWORA automation requirements. Also describes how the new penalty system will function pursuant to the Action Transmittal 98-22 issued by the federal Office of Child Support Enforcement.