A current change to how the Department of the Treasury pays out federal benefits may end up having a negative impact on Missouri fathers who are already behind on child support payments. The change is scheduled to take place next March.
In the state of Missouri there are close to 400,000 people who are supposed to be paying child support. And while there are serious consequences for failing to pay, like wage garnishment and have a driver's license suspended, some are saying that some parents are still not paying, and that the Missouri Division of Child Support Enforcement is in need of help when it comes to enforcing the rules on those who owe.
A new website used by the Missouri Department of Social Services is expected to improve and expand the collection of non-custodial parent child support payments. The new technology that will be overseen by Policy Studies Inc. will replace an outdated manually-dependent collections process.