ATTORNEY GENERAL: CHILD SUPPORT COLLECTION EFFORTS BENEFIT CONNECTICUT FAMILIES IN NEED
HARTFORD – While the economy is pushing more children into poverty, state child support collection efforts brought in more than $300 million last fiscal year to help thousands of children in families in need, Attorney General George Jepsen said today.
“Most of the money brought in goes to custodial parents. Our efforts on behalf of dependent children help to pay the rent, keep the lights on and put food on the table. The needs are real and we work very hard to help. The state is doing a great job with the limited resources available,” Attorney General Jepsen said.
2011 KIDS COUNT report by the Annie E. Casey Foundation showed that [...] in 2009 [...] more than 86,000 children in Connecticut were living in families with income below the federal poverty level of $21,756 for a family of four.
The Attorney General’s Child Support/ Collections Unit completed nearly 9,000 cases in the fiscal year and more than 15,000 cases are pending.
Jepsen recognized the work of all the attorneys and staff within the Child Support/ Collections Unit, led by Assistant Attorney General Sean Kehoe, the department head.
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