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DHS to pass along $25 fee for Oklahoma child support collection

BY BARBARA HOBEROCK - Tulsa World Modified: December 10, 2009 at 5:19 am •  Published: December 10, 2009
About 44,000 people in Oklahoma soon will see their state-collected child support income drop by $25 each year.

The Federal Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 requires the payment of $25 per qualifying child support case each year. The state Department of Human Services Division of Child Support Services paid the fees until Sept. 30.

The funds were required to reduce the federal deficit, said Gary Dart, Oklahoma Child Support Services division director.

DHS has been ordered to cut 5 percent from its operating budget because of a state revenue shortfall.

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