Follow-up Report: Child Support Services (February 2017)

This report documents legislative and agency actions undertaken in response to PED’s 2014 report, Revising State Child Support Incentive System Could Promote Improved Performance of County Programs.

Follow-up Report

Relevant Legislation:

  • Session Law 2015-51: An act to require the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Child Development and Early Education and the Division of Social Services, to develop a plan requiring a custodial parent or other relative or person with primary custody of a child receiving child care subsidy payments to cooperate with county child support services programs as a condition of receiving child care subsidy payments.
  • Session Law 2015-241, Section 12C.7 directs the North Carolina Child Support Services Section of DHHS to retain up to 15% of the annual federal incentive payments it receives from the federal government to enhance centralized child support services; establish guidelines that identify appropriate uses for federal incentive funding; and develop an implementation plan.