If the custodial party is receiving CalWORKS, child support payments (except the first $50 of current support collected each month) go toward paying back the county, state and federal governments for CalWORKS payments. The first $50 of current support collected goes directly to the custodial party. Any medical support recovered goes toward paying back MediCal.
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