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Maryland Is Offering Relief to Poor Parents with Unpaid Child Support

The state of Maryland has reached out to low-income parents with unpaid child support, starting in Baltimore. Soon, the state discovered that fewer than 5,000 parents living in four small zip code areas in Baltimore alone owe more than $30 million in unpaid child support. Most of that $30 million is actually ‘state-owed’, because the parents’ child support payments are supposed to go to state government to reimburse the taxpayers for the welfare provided to custodial parents by the state. Why Aren’t Parents Paying? In the surveyed area, which is known to be marked by drugs and poverty, most parents earn $10,000 or less per year. Government agencies that do eventually track these parents to try and collect unpaid child support have an impossible time of it since the parent literally cannot make payments due to poverty. However, Joseph DiPrimio, director of the state’s child support enforcement office, refuses to…
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