DSER Proposed Rulemaking

Rule 4(3) - Annual Service Fee for Obligee Rule - Track Changes MAPA 3   
Concise Summary: In order to conform with state and federal law, this proposal increases the service fee for child support services from $25 to $35 annually for those individuals receiving at least $550 in support collected for the federal fiscal year. The annual service fee is for cases in which there has never been assistance under a state program. The service fee is to be retained from child support collected and deemed to be paid by the custodial parent. The amended rule will implement the adjusted service fee enacted by the 129th Maine Legislature (19-A M.R.S. 2103, sub-3-A (PL 2019, c. 400 1) and approved by the Governor on June 19, 2019. The amended rule also implements Section 53117 of Public Law 115-123, Modernizing child support enforcement fees, which amended Section 454(6)(b)(ii) of the Social Security Act to increase the annual collection fee from $25.00 to $35.00. The federal provision mandated compliance with the new fee requirements and had an effective date of October 1, 2018. The amended rule number, Rule 4(3), will remain unchanged.
Comment deadline past Comment Deadline: Jul 8, 2020 Posted: June 18, 2020