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Child Support Distribution: Articles

Public Assistance Budgeting and the New Child Support Distribution Rules

On October l, 2009, the rules regarding the distribution of child support arrears to families on public assistance changed. Families who apply for public assistance on or after that date will have child support arrears disbursed directly to them even though they receive assistance. The arrears of recipients of public assistance who assigned their child support rights to the local social services district before October 1, 2009, will continue to be collected and retained by the local social services district. Read More

What’s New in Child Support

As a result of a number of developments at the federal level, there will be some significant changes forthcoming in the laws governing child support in New York State, particularly as applied to low income individuals who are or were receiving public assistance. For the most part, this is because 2008 is the year many of the child support provisions in the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 become effective. Read More

Child Support Desk Reviews

Assuring That Public Assistance Recipients Get the Extra Cash to Which They Are Entitled Read More

Just Whose Money is it Anyway?

A Guide to the Distribution of Child Support Arrears to former Public Assistance Recipients Read More

Letter Regarding the Distribution of Child Support Payments

Letter regarding the changes in the legislation which governs the distribution of child support payments. Read More