DCSS folds on overpayments

The Department of Child Care Services agreed to “suspend indefinitely” their Notices of Action to custodial parents regarding “voluntary” collection of overpayments. State law does not provide for any collection of excess child support issued to custodial parents. They also agreed to withdraw the emergency regulations and the proposed permanent regulations. Despite comments protesting the emergency regulations (because there was neither an emergency nor authority to collect), it took a formal demand letter with co-counsel to get this result. Counsel on the letter: LSNC, CCWRO and PILP-CA.