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Friday, June 30, 2017

A New Strategy for Collecting Child Support: Debt Forgiveness

Westchester County, N.Y., is using debt forgiveness as an incentive for finding employment and paying child support. Will it work?

Officials in Westchester County, N.Y., want to help low-income fathers who are behind in their child support payments.

"These guys aren’t deadbeats," says Kevin McGuire, the county's social services commissioner. "They’re dead broke."

In a 2006 study of nine states, 70 percent of late child support payments were owed by parents who made no more than $10,000 a year. For these parents, the average child support obligation equaled about 83 percent of their reported income, according to the Urban Institute.

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2 comments:

lmclain said...

Crazy.
Batsh** crazy.
I'm more in favor of this ---
If you have a child and need me to help you support it, you get automatic birth control INJECTIONS.
You get ONE year in a free apartment.
You get to shop at a welfare food store that doesn't sell candy, coke, cigarettes or beer.
No more $2400 a month checks coming every month on the third Wednesday. Oh, you don't like it?? tough break.
Get pregnant again? You are too stupid to raise children -- ALL children are taken from you and raised in government facilities (yes, I have no problem paying for such a thing. At least I'd know they were not having 5 kids before 23 years old that you and I would be supporting for the next 70 years. And no, you never get to "visit" or see them again.
I have my own problems. I can't handle your stupid life and your stupid decisions, too. I can't have some things I'd like to have because my government keeps taking cash from me and giving it to the dumbest and most irresponsible people they can find. We have GENERATIONS of families that have never worked. At all. They DO have a lot of kids they can't afford, however.
Somewhere along the line, we've lost our sense of personal responsibility and accountability. Some of us, anyway.

Oh yeah. The FATHER? He helps build the facility for kids. Minimum wage.
Don't like it? 2 years in prison and automatic sterilization.

Anonymous said...

??? Real solution s solve real problems. How about. Instead of the state using prisoners to work for them and outsourcing, they use that money to pay the support debt down have programs to transition dead beat dads into working jobs and if they dont work back to jail to wirk for less. Your food stamp problems stop giving to illegals and people who dont & wont work. Stop cheating people who do work & the elderly who need a lil extra help.