Publication Date: January 2006
Publisher: Center for Law and Social Policy
Author(s): Vicki Turetsky; Joan Entmacher
Research Area: Social conditions
Type: Fact sheet
Coverage: United States
In February, Congress is expected to vote on the FY 2006 budget agreement. The current version would cut federal child support funds by more than 20 percentâ€”resulting in at least $8.4 billion in child support going uncollected over the next 10 years. This fact sheet offers a clear overview of the impact of the cuts on the child support enforcement program, states, and the families who benefit.