§ 304.10 General administrative requirements
§ 304.11 Effect of State rules
§ 304.12 Incentive payments
§ 304.15 Cost allocation
§ 304.20 Availability and rate of Federal financial participation
§ 304.21 Federal financial participation in the costs of cooperative arrangements with courts and law enforcement officials
§ 304.22 Federal financial participation in purchased support enforcement services
§ 304.23 Expenditures for which Federal financial participation is not available
§ 304.24 Equipment–Federal financial participation
§ 304.25 Treatment of expenditures; due date
§ 304.26 Determination of Federal share of collections
§ 304.29 Applicability of other regulations
§ 304.30 Public sources of State’s share
§ 304.40 Repayment of Federal funds by installments
§ 304.50 Treatment of program income

Terms Used In 45 CFR Part 304

  • 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
  • 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
  • Evidence: Information presented in testimony or in documents that is used to persuade the fact finder (judge or jury) to decide the case for one side or the other.
  • 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.
  • Fraud: Intentional deception resulting in injury to another.
  • Medicaid: means medical assistance provided under a State plan approved under title XIX of the Act. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Medicaid agency: means the single State agency that has the responsibility for the administration of, or supervising the administration of, the State plan 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
  • 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
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • 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
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Health and Human Services. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • 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