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HHS/ACF RIN: 0970-AC81 Publication ID: Spring 2020 
Title: Optional Exceptions to the Prohibition Against Treating Incarceration as Voluntary Unemployment Under Child Support Guidelines 

This rulemaking would provide States the flexibility to incorporate in their State child support guidelines two optional exceptions to the prohibition against treating incarceration as voluntary unemployment. Under the proposal, States would have the option to exclude cases: 1) Where the individual is incarcerated due to intentional nonpayment of child support in accordance with guidelines established by the state under 303.6(c)(4); and/or 2) incarceration for any offense of which the individual’s dependent child or the child support recipient was a victim.  The State would be able to apply such exception to the individual’s other child support cases.

Agency: Department of Health and Human Services(HHS)  Priority: Substantive, Nonsignificant 
RIN Status: Previously published in the Unified Agenda Agenda Stage of Rulemaking: Proposed Rule Stage 
Major: No  Unfunded Mandates: No 
EO 13771 Designation: Deregulatory 
CFR Citation: 45 CFR 302.56   
Legal Authority: sec. 1102 of the Social Security Act   
Legal Deadline:  None
Action Date FR Cite
NPRM  07/00/2020 
Regulatory Flexibility Analysis Required: No  Government Levels Affected: None 
Small Entities Affected: No  Federalism: No 
Included in the Regulatory Plan: No 
RIN Data Printed in the FR: No 
Agency Contact:
Yvette Riddick
Director, Division of Policy, Office of Child Support Enforcement
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
330 C Street SW,
Washington, DC 20201
Phone:202 401-4885