Evaluation of the $150 Child Support Pass-Through and Disregard Policy in the District of Columbia.

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Page Count
82
Year Published
2010
Author (Individual)
Lippold, Kye.
Nichols, Austin.
Sorensen, Elaine.
Author (Organization)
Urban Institute.
Resource Type
Report
Resource Format
PDF
In April 2006, the District of Columbia implemented a child support pass-through and disregard policy for families in the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) caseload, passing through the first $150 per month of child support paid to these families and disregarding this amount when determining their TANF benefits. This study provides a process evaluation of the policy implementation and uses a difference-in-difference framework to assess policy impacts. Our results suggest that noncustodial parents with a current support order for children on TANF paid 5.6 percent more child support as a result of the pass-through policy. (Author abstract)

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