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HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 998        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 84


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



Alice K. Wolf


To the Honorable Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in General
              Court assembled:

              The undersigned legislators and/or citizens respectfully petition for the adoption of the accompanying bill:

An Act to bring child support home.






William N. Brownsberger


Karen E. Spilka


Kevin G. Honan

17th Suffolk

Denise Andrews

2nd Franklin

Thomas M. McGee

Third Essex and Middlesex

Kay Khan

11th Middlesex

Joyce A. Spiliotis

12th Essex

Tom Sannicandro

7th Middlesex

Denise Provost

27th Middlesex

Cheryl A. Coakley-Rivera

10th Hampden

James B. Eldridge


Timothy J. Toomey, Jr.

26th Middlesex

Martha M. Walz

8th Suffolk

Sean Garballey

23rd Middlesex

Antonio F. D. Cabral

13th Bristol

Ellen Story

3rd Hampshire

Ann-Margaret Ferrante

5th Essex

HOUSE DOCKET, NO. 998        FILED ON: 1/19/2011

HOUSE  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  .  No. 84

By Ms. Wolf of Cambridge, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 84) of William N. Brownsberger and others relative to child support paid on behalf of current or former recipients of transitional aid to families with dependent children benefits.  Children, Families and Persons with Disabilities. 


SEE HOUSE, NO. 3423 OF 2009-2010.]


The Commonwealth of Massachusetts



In the Year Two Thousand Eleven



An Act to bring child support home.


              Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

              SECTION 1. Section 2 of chapter 118 of the General Laws, as appearing in the 2008 Official Edition, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of the first paragraph the following:-

              Child support collections shall be paid to a recipient of benefits under this chapter to the extent that the federal government will waive or not have a claim to a federal share of such collections pursuant to 42 U.S.C. section 657. Any amounts paid to the family under this provision shall be disregarded in determining the amount of assistance provided to the family.

              SECTION 2. Section 2 of chapter 119A of the General Laws, as so appearing, is hereby amended by inserting at the end of subsection (b) the following:-

              Pursuant to Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act, in the case of former recipients of assistance, the IV-D agency shall pay to the family all support payments collected, including payments on arrears assigned to the state and payments collected through federal tax refund offset. 

              SECTION 3. Sections 1 and 2 shall take effect on July 1, 2013.

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