PUBLIC LAW 93-647: Social Security Act, 42 USC 651 title 4-D 1975

Authorizes incentives to be paid to states in AFDC cases (10-25%) Mandates assignment of support rights to state in AFDC cases.

PL 95-142, 1977: Provides incentives for reciprocal enforcement and collection.

PL 96-265, 1980: Provides 90% reimbursement for computer hardware. Provides

matching funds for court related collection expenses.

PL 96-272, 1980: Makes incentive program permanent, and extends to all support collections. (AFDC, Non-AFDC- Interstate)

PL 97-35 ' 19 8 1: Authorized inclusion of spousal support for AFDC families.

Authorized imposition of "Collection Fees". Protected support amounts assigned

to states from bankruptcy. Authorized states to withhold child support from

unemployment benefits.

PL 97-248, 1982: Provides 70% reimbursement for collection costs. Authorizes reimbursement for one month of AFDC for INELIGIBLE families.

PL 98-378, 1984: Non AFDC payments limited to amounts paid in AFDC cases. Provides for collection incentive of 6 - 10%, based on efficiency, Gives BOTH states EQUAL incentives in interstate collections. Makes grants available for interstate collection programs. Authorizes self- reimbursement of AFDC costs by fees levied against NON AFDC payors. Authorizes medical support awards, and extension of Medicaid beyond AFDC eligibility.

PL 100-485, 1988: Provides 90% reimbursement to state for paternity testing of AFDC recipients. Provides 90% reimbursement for automated monitoring systems.

PL 10 1-508, 1990: Authorizes IRS to intercept tax refunds for support obligations assigned to states.

CSRA -1992 (Child Support Recovery Act) The law provides for prosecution (at the federal level) for non-payment of child support orders

Child Support Guidelines Worksheet
Full Text of Massachusetts Child Support Guidelines   |   Official Court Worksheet   |   Worksheet with Sample Values
Use this worksheet to calculate the presumptive amount of child support to be ordered by the Court.
Do not file this worksheet with the court.  Click the above link to create the official court form.
Fill in income, deductions, and number of children.  Enter amounts as dollars per week, rounded to the nearest dollar.

Clear Form 1.   INCOME Recipient Payor a. Gross Weekly income $ Recipient Gross Weekly Income $ Payor Gross Weekly Income b. Minus Child Care cost paid _ $ Recipient child care cost $ Payor child care cost c. Minus Health insurance cost paid _ $ Recipient health insurance cost $ Payor health insurance cost d. Minus Dental/Vision cost paid _ $ Recipient dental/vision cost $ Payor dental/vision cost e. Minus Other Support Obligations paid _ $ Recipient other support obligations $ Payor other support obligations f. Available income = $ Recipient available income $ Payor available income g. Combined Available Income Recipient 1(f) + Payor 1(f) = $   Clear Form 2.   CHILD SUPPORT CALCULATION a. Combined support amount for one child (From Table A) $ b. Adjustment for number of children covered
by this order (From
Table B) Number of children Number of children x c. Combined support amount 2(a) x 2(b) = $ d. Recipient's % of combined income Recipient 1(f) ÷ 1(g) % e. Minus Recipient's share of combined support amount 2(c) x 2(d) _ $ f. Payor's proportional weekly suport amount 2(c) - 2(e) = $ g. Weekly support amount as % of Recipient income 2(f) ÷ Recipient 1(f) % h. Payor's final weekly support amount
If 2(g) is 10% or more, then enter 2(f) here.  
Otherwise, enter the lesser of 2(f) OR (10% + 2(g)) x Payor 1(f)
= $