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Child Support Enforcement Program [22 VAC 40 ‑ 880]
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Chapter Information
Description The Code of Virginia places the responsibility for providing child support enforcement services with the Department of Social Services' Division of Child Support Enforcement (DCSE). This regulation exists to inform the public of the process used by the DCSE to administer the Child Support Enforcement program. It encompasses all functions of the program including application, eligibility for services, location, paternity establishment, order establishment, enforcement, collection distribution and case closure.
State Authority ,63.2-200 63.2-217
Federal Authority 42 USC (Title IV-D of the Social Security Act)
Exempt from APA No, changes to this chapter are subject to the Administrative Process Act and the standard executive branch review process.
Text of Regulation Link to Virginia Administrative Code
Goals of Regulation None entered

Contact Information
Name / Title: Alice Burlinson  / Sr. Asst. Attorney General
Address: 4504 Starkey Road, SW
Roanoke, VA 24018
Email Address:
Telephone: (540)776-2779    FAX: (804)776-2797    TDD: ()-
Current Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Child Support Enforcement Regulation Comprehensive Revision Final Stage complete. Becomes effective on 2/12/2015.

Past Actions
Action Title Latest Stage Status
Outline agency’s standards for a noncustodial parent’s release from the Passport Denial Program. Fast-Track Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 1/7/2010.
Incorporate 2003 and 2004 Code of Virginia amendments and clarify selected regulation sections. Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 8/1/2007.
Comprehensive Review Final Stage complete. This regulation became effective on 5/1/2002.