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Deadline For Public Comment

Deadline: Oct 25, 2012

The deadline for public comment has expired. Contact the agency or primary contact person listed below for assistance.

Rule Details

Rule Number: 12P047
Title: Child Support Guidelines: Self Support Reserve
Type: Standard
Status: Adopted
Agency: Office of Child Support
Legal Authority: 15 V.S.A. § 654.
Summary: The definition of Self Support Reserve in 15 V.S.A. § 653(7) was amended effective July 1, 2012. This rule states the way the Self Support Reserve is calculated in order to comport with the statutory changes. The revision also provides for use of the updated Self Support Reserve beginning three weeks after the publication of the updated poverty guideline in the Federal Register.
Persons Affected: Children of separated parents; custodial parents; non-custodial parents; Family Court Case Managers; Judges and Magistrates; Office of Child Support staff; and attorneys representing parties in child support cases.
Economic Impact: Parents and children, who are recipients and payers of child support, will be directly affected by the change in the Self Support Reserve. Specifically affected are parties and children in cases where the non-custodial parent's monthly available income is lowered by the increase in the Self Support Reserve and where that figure is less than the parental support obligation. This yields a lower guideline calculation. Parents and children will benefit from this change making child support obligations more realistic and more likely to be paid. The brief response period for the Office of Child Support (OCS) to make the change to the Self Support Reserve will result in a potential cost to non-custodial parents in limited circumstances. In cases
Posting date: Sep 12,2012

Hearing Information

Information for Hearing # 1
Hearing date:
10-18-2012 3:00 PM   
Location: Pavilion Building, 4th Floor Conference Room
Address: 109 State Street
City: Montpelier
State: VT
Zip: 05609
Hearing Notes:

Contact Information

Information for Contact # 1
Level: Primary    
Name: Jeff Cohen, Office of Child Support    
Agency: Department for Children and Families, Agency of Human Services    
Address: 103 South Main Street    
City: Waterbury    
State: VT    
Zip: 05671-1901    
Telephone: 802-769-2128    
Fax: 802-769-6429    
Website Address:
Information for Contact # 2
Level: Secondary    
Name: Joseph Lorman    
Agency: Office of Child Support    
Address: 420 Asa Bloomer Building    
City: Rutland    
State: VT    
Zip: 05701    
Telephone: 802-786-5067    
Fax: 802-786-5079    

Keyword Information


Child Support
Self Support Reserve
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