The 17% Solution: Child Support Issues Faced By Low Income Parents

The 17% Solution: Child Support Issues Faced By Low Income Parents

This session will focus on the myriad issues faced by low income custodial and non-custodial parents in the world of child support enforcement. The session will include an overview of the requirement that applicants and recipients assign their rights to child support or obtain child support orders as a condition of eligibility for public assistance, Medicaid and child care, including "good cause" exceptions; a review of the State's new desk review procedure for custodial parents who believe they were erroneously denied or underpaid the $50 pass through and excess support, and issues raised by the State call center which pre-empts calls to local support collection units. The session will also cover issues faced by indigent respondents including excessive child support add-ons, problems with the $500 cap on arrears and restraints on exempt income. Finally, the session will include an overview of the provisions in the Deficit Reduction Act that affect child support.

Date of original presentation: 09/23/2008

Presenters: Susan Antos, Senior Attorney, Empire Justice Center; Jennifer Magida, Staff Attorney, New York Legal Assistance Group

Viewing time: 1 hour 35 minutes

CLE Credits: 1.5 Professional Practice

If you do not want CLE credit for watching this training, there is no charge. If you want New York State CLE credit, you may receive 1.5 hours of CLE credits for Professional Practice. The cost of CLE is:

$60.00 for Not-for-Profit Agencies; $90.00 for Private Practice Attorneys. When you complete this registration form, you will receive a link to the training. The link to the CLE forms will be on the training page.

Financial Hardship Policy available upon request. Contact Michelle Peterson, Training Coordinator

Newly admitted attorneys in New York State can not receive CLE credit for online training.

If you are an attorney who is not licensed in New York State and want CLE credit, please check to see if your state allows New York State CLE credits to be applied to your state's CLE requirements.

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