University of Wisconsin–Madison
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The Effects of Child Support Pass-Through and Disregard Policies

The authors consider a variety of policy approaches to the question of what to do with child support payments paid by a noncustodial parent on behalf of a family receiving public benefits. The report includes an analysis of the variation in pass-through/disregard policy over different periods in different states to evaluate the relationship between the disregard and pass-through level and such outcomes as paternity establishment and child support collections. The results show that higher child support disregards are associated with increased paternity establishment, while a pass-through without a disregard is less likely to yield the same benefits as a pass-through with a disregard.

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Child Support, CSDE, CSDE Report, Orders & Payments, Pass-Through & Disregard, Paternity Establishment, Related Social Policies