Colorado Child Support and Child Care Assistance – Picking up the County Option. Trish Logan Liz Trujillo Christian Maddy 6/4/13. Agenda. Provide the information about the County Option and it’s requirements Provide the State Office Perspective Share Arapahoe County’s Story
Assists families in goal of self-sufficiency by accessing all available income.
Counties have seen a drop in child care that allows elimination of wait lists.
Fraud reduction due to unreported members of the household.
Some families will not apply for child care due to this requirement. This may due to misconceptions and other anxieties.
La Plata/San Juan
Denver County had been on a waiting list for several years, when they added child support enforcement to their plan the waiting list was eliminated within one year.
Weld County found that a lot of their investigations and recoveries were due to another parent in the home but not reported.
Child Support Enforcement often stops this because we receive information when the non-custodial parent and custodial parent have the same address.
If the non-custodial parent is in the home the family often does not want to pursue child support because the parent is already contributing.