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Chirp - Exploring benefits of child support cooperation policy

Tue, 07/24/2018 - 12:00am

Parents getting SNAP or child care subsidies may not be receiving beneficial child support services. This HHS-ASPE infographic shows how many more families might be reached if child support cooperation requirements in TANF and Medicaid were expanded to include SNAP and subsidized child care.

Chirp - Get help with Hague Convention cases

Wed, 07/18/2018 - 12:00am

The Hague Child Support Convention Judicial Guide for judges and other professionals includes topics for Hague-related cases like scope, evidentiary provisions, and translation requirements. Also find information on establishment, enforcement, modification, requests for specific measures, and more.

Chirp - Zero Orders are Increasing

Fri, 06/15/2018 - 12:00am

When it comes to reasons behind the upward national trend in zero orders, OCSE found three explanations: medical-support-only orders, increased efforts to set orders on the ability to pay, setting zero orders for incarcerated parents. Read the Story Behind the Numbers.

Chirp - U.S. Fertility Rate Declines

Tue, 06/05/2018 - 12:00am

According to the CDC, U.S. fertility rates declined to 62 births per 1,000 women age 15–44 in 2016. Find more facts about birth rates in this CDC data brief.