Two child support changes

There are two important child support changes that will impact clients.  First, starting in October, 2011, custodial parents who receive services from a Local Child Support Agency and who have never received CalWORKs will be charged $25 annually if at…

New Medical Support Order Rules

The Department of Child Support Services has issued CSS Letter 11-02 that implements changes in medical support orders.   The changes come from SB 580 and are effective January 1, 2011.    The changes include defining the cost of health insurance as…

Child Support Offer and Compromise

The California Department of Social Services has changed the offer and compromise program. Now, parents with a child support arrearage can request offer and compromise when the arrearage is as little as $501. Previously, the minimum arrearage required to request…

Child Support News

There have been several recent developments in the child support world. The new statewide telephone system that connects to the Department of Child Support Services and all Local Child Support Agencies is now operating. The number is (866) 901-3212. In…

New DCSS Director and Data

The California Department of Child Support Services has a new director: David Maxwell-Jolly has been appointed to replace former director Greta Wallace. In addition, DCSS has revamped its web site. The Resources section of the updated site includes a Reports…

CDCSS e-mail contact available to child support advocates

The California Department of Child Support Services (CDCSS) has set up an e-mail address for advocates to use to send issues to them. The e-mail address is: ChildSupportAdvoca AT dcss DOT ca DOT gov Messages sent to that address should…

Child Support garnishment from Social Security Disability

If you are seeing more cases where child support cases are being garnished from Social Security Disability benefits, you are not alone. The federal Office of Child Support Enforcement has a new program with the Social Security Administration called the…

Child Support Changes

The 2006 federal budget makes several important changes to child support enforcement programs including mandatory fees in some cases, medical support order requirements and new enforcement tools. Child support guru Paula Roberts of CLASP has written an excellent memo describing…

Child Support Offer and Compromise

The California Department of Child Support Services has announced that the compromise of arrears program will begin on July 1, 2005. In CSS Letter 05-18, DCSS states that local child support agencies will begin accepting applications for compromise of arrears…

Good cause eviction from tax credit properties

The Internal Revenue Service has determined that good cause is required for eviction from properties financed with Low Income Housing Tax Credits. In Revenue Ruling 2004-82, the IRS concludes that the Low Income Housing Tax Credit statute mandates that evictions…