New child-support law targets state aid

June 23, 2010

Indiana families receiving welfare could risk losing their benefits if they don't cooperate with prosecutors trying to collect child support. The provision—which allows the state to cancel Temporary Assistance for Needy Families benefits for people who fail to cooperate with prosecutors—is part of an overhaul in child-support laws that takes effect July 1. Another part of the law requires casinos to withhold winnings from parents who are behind on their child-support payments.