Effective October 1, 1998, a condition of receiving CalWORKS benefits, the custodial party temporarily assigns to the county all support owed prior to receiving aid and permanently assigns to the county support that is owed while on aid. The assignment of support rights continues as long as a family is receiving aid. If you were on aid before October 1, 1998, support that was assigned to the county remains assigned after October 1, 1998. Once the family is no longer aided, the temporary assignment ends, except when a federal tax intercept collection is made.
By law, CalWORKS recipients must cooperate with the FSD or local child support enforcement agency.
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