§ 301.0 Scope and applicability of this part
§ 301.1 General definitions
§ 301.10 State plan
§ 301.11 State plan; format
§ 301.12 Submittal of State plan for Governor’s review
§ 301.13 Approval of State plans and amendments
§ 301.14 Administrative review of certain administrative decisions
§ 301.15 Grants
§ 301.16 Withholding of advance funds for not reporting

Terms Used In 45 CFR Part 301

  • Act: means the Social Security Act, and the title referred to is title IV-D of that Act. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Amendment: A proposal to alter the text of a pending bill or other measure by striking out some of it, by inserting new language, or both. Before an amendment becomes part of the measure, thelegislature must agree to it.
  • Applicable matching rate: means the rate of Federal funding of State IV-D programs' administrative costs for the appropriate fiscal year. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Central Office: refer to the Regional Offices and the Central Office of the Office of Child Support Enforcement, respectively. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Country: means a foreign country (or a political subdivision thereof) declared to be an FRC under section 459A of the Act and any foreign country (or political subdivision thereof) with which the State has entered into a reciprocal arrangement for the establishment and enforcement of support obligations to the extent consistent with Federal law pursuant to section 459A(d) of the Act. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Department: means the Department of Health and Human Services. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Director: means the Director, Office of Child Support Enforcement, who is the Secretary's designee to administer the Child Support Enforcement program under title IV-D. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fiscal year: The fiscal year is the accounting period for the government. For the federal government, this begins on October 1 and ends on September 30. The fiscal year is designated by the calendar year in which it ends; for example, fiscal year 2006 begins on October 1, 2005 and ends on September 30, 2006.
  • Form: means a federally-approved document used for the establishment and enforcement of support obligations whether compiled or transmitted in written or electronic format, including but not limited to the Income Withholding for Support form, and the National Medical Support Notice. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Initiating agency: means a State or Tribal IV-D agency or an agency in a country, as defined in this rule, in which an individual has applied for or is receiving services. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Medicaid: means medical assistance provided under a State plan approved under title XIX of the Act. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Office: means the Office of Child Support Enforcement which is the separate organizational unit within the Department with the responsibility for the administration of the program under this title. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Overdue support: means a delinquency pursuant to an obligation determined under a court order, or an order of an administrative process established under State law, for support and maintenance of a minor child, which is owed to or on behalf of the child, or for the noncustodial parent's spouse (or former spouse) with whom the child is living, but only if a support obligation has been established with respect to the spouse and the support obligation established with respect to the child is being enforced under State's IV-D plan. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.
  • Past-due support: means the amount of support determined under a court order or an order of an administrative process established under State law for support and maintenance of a child, or of a child and the parent with whom the child is living, which has not been paid. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Political subdivision: means a legal entity of the State as defined by the State, including a legal entity of the political subdivision so defined, such as a Prosecuting or District Attorney or a Friend of the Court. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Procedures: means a set of instructions in a record which describe in detail the step by step actions to be taken by child support enforcement personnel in the performance of a specific function under the State's IV-D plan. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Record: means information that is inscribed on a tangible medium or that is stored in an electronic or other medium and is retrievable in perceivable form. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Responding agency: means the agency that is providing services in response to a referral from an initiating agency in an intergovernmental IV-D case. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Health and Human Services. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Spousal support: means a legally enforceable obligation assessed against an individual for the support of a spouse or former spouse who is living with a child or children for whom the individual also owes support. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • State: means the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the Virgin Islands, Guam and American Samoa. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • State plan: means the State plan for child and spousal support under section 454 of the Act. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Tribunal: means a court, administrative agency, or quasi-judicial entity authorized under State law to establish, enforce, or modify support orders or to determine parentage. See 45 CFR 301.1