New change in effect October 1, 2010 - September 30, 2011
In accordance with the Federal Deficit Reduction Act, DCSS is required to collect a $25 annual fee for services provided in child support cases where:
- The family has never received cash assistance benefits such as TANF,CalWorks, or AFDC.
- You (the custodial party) have received $500 or more in child support payments during the previous Federal Fiscal Year (October 1, 2009 -September 30, 2010)
- You have not already paid a 25 child support annual fee in another state
There may be other exemptions and you will receive further information via the US mail in the near future.