Child Support Cooperation Requirements and Public Benefits Programs: An Overview of Issues and Recommendations for Change

Paula Roberts, Center for Law and Social Policy (CLASP)
November 2005

This is a link to a monograph that explains the child support cooperation requirements in five programs: TANF, Food Stamps, Medicaid, the State Children’s Health Insurance Program (SCHIP), and child care. It describes the federal law governing each program and where states have discretion to vary from these requirements. It then delves into the relationship between the requirements of each program and how the interaction may affect needy families. Finally, it contains recommendations for change. www.CLASP.org.

Link: Child Support Cooperation Requirements and Public Benefits Programs: An Overview of Issues and Recommendations for Change