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How Much Child Support Should I Get from DHHS? Information for TANF Families

Why can DHHS keep some of my child support? Whenever you get TANF, you give the State of Maine a temporary claim to your child support. The State keeps some of the child support it collects, and sends some of it to you. The amount that you get depends on your other income, including TANF, and the amount your child's other parent pays each month. The money the State keeps is used to help pay for the TANF program. While you are gett more...

Should I Use DHHS's Child Support Enforcement Services?

Introduction DHHS can collect child support for you. They can also help set up child support orders. They can help even if you or the children don't receive TANF or other public benefits. DHHS may be able to help you if: You are owed child support under a court order.         OR You don’t have a child support order, but want to start gett more...