August 28, 2013
By Rita Fuerst Adams, National Executive Director, National Parents Organization

National Parents Organization of Connecticut is seeking volunteers to respond to Connecticut’s Department of Social Services proposed amendments to the child support guidelines. We need volunteers to attend the hearings and help get other members to attend the hearings.

Please email us if you will attend a hearing or are interested in getting more members to attend.

The Connecticut Executive Committee is writing National Parents Organization of Connecticut’s formal response representing our views and recommendations. It will be posted on the website when it is competed.

From our experience in Massachusetts, we have learned that attendance is important.

Proposed changes to the child support guidelines include:

  • Update of the guidelines schedule
  • Revisions and additions to definitions
  • The treatment of alimony
  • Calculation of payments when another child resides with a parent
  • Revisions to the higher combined income portion of the guidelines schedule
  • Changes to health care coverage to accord with existing law
  • Calculation of arrears payment for emancipated children
  • Additional deviation criterion for when the total child support award exceeds 55% of obligor’s net income
  • Changes to the guidelines worksheet including simplification and format
  • Other technical changes.

You may submit written comments on the Child Support and Arrearage Guidelines to the Commission on or before October 15, 2013 at the following address:

Commission for Child Support Guidelines
c/o David A. Mulligan, Chair
Department of Social Services
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT 06106-5033

Or email.

Please copy us on your submission.

The hearings dates and locations are:

Tuesday, September 17, 2013
6:00-8:00 PM
Department of Social Services
New Haven District Office
50 Humphrey Street
New Haven, CT

Tuesday, September 24, 2013
6:00-8:00 PM
Department of Social Services
Norwich District Office
401 West Thames Street, Unit 102
Norwich, CT

Tuesday, October 1, 2013
6:00-8:00 PM
Department of Social Services
Waterbury District Office
249 Thomaston Avenue
Waterbury CT.

Tuesday, October 8, 2013
6:00-8:00 PM
Department of Social Services
925 Housatonic Avenue
Bridgeport, CT

Tuesday, October 15, 2013
2:00-4:00 PM
Department of Social Services
Central Office
Mezzanine 2AB
25 Sigourney Street
Hartford, CT

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