The Trump administration has released a new plan to enforce child support payment. The Washington Examiner reports:
The White House has called for an overhaul of federal child support enforcement to shift more responsibility for children’s welfare from the government to parents, part of the administration’s larger welfare reform agenda.
In a previously unreported report to congressional Republicans, White House officials recommended requiring parents to cooperate with child support enforcement in order to be eligible for government benefits, including for programs that do not currently have such requirements, such as food stamps and housing aid.
Such requirements are needed to save taxpayer money and “demonstrate that parents, rather than the government, should be the primary source of economic support for children and families,” the officials said in a draft of welfare reform recommendations sent by the White House to congressional Republicans obtained by the Washington Examiner.
The recommendations also call for redirecting funds to work training for absent parents who owe child support.
This is a huge step to reform welfare entitlements.