§ 305.0 Scope
§ 305.1 Definitions
§ 305.2 Performance measures
§ 305.31 Amount of incentive payment
§ 305.32 Requirements applicable to calculations
§ 305.33 Determination of applicable percentages based on performance levels
§ 305.34 Payment of incentives
§ 305.35 Reinvestment
§ 305.40 Penalty performance measures and levels
§ 305.42 Penalty phase-in
§ 305.60 Types and scope of Federal audits
§ 305.61 Penalty for failure to meet IV-D requirements
§ 305.62 Disregard of a failure which is of a technical nature
§ 305.63 Standards for determining substantial compliance with IV-D requirements
§ 305.64 Audit procedures and State comments
§ 305.65 State cooperation in audit
§ 305.66 Notice, corrective action year, and imposition of penalty

Terms Used In 45 CFR Part 305

  • Act: means the Social Security Act, and the title referred to is title IV-D of that Act. See 45 CFR 301.1
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • 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
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Secretary: means the Secretary of Health and Human Services. 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