Groups working to eliminate past-due child support

News

MISSOURI — Two Missouri governmental departments are working together to help eliminate past-due child support.

Missouri State Treasurer Scott Fitzpatrick and the Department of Social Services have partnered to launch an automated process that uses unclaimed property to pay past-due child support.

Electronic files of past-due child support cases are matched against the State Treasurer’s Office Unclaimed Property Database.

If a match is found, it generates an automated property attachment and transmission of payment to the Department of Social Services.

It allows the department to withhold unclaimed property before a parent owing support can claim it.

So far, more than $2 million has been applied to more than 18,000 child support cases.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

Trending Stories