Health and Human Services

ADC child support income exclusion approved

Lawmakers passed a bill April 11 that changes how child support is handled for Nebraska recipients of the Aid to Dependent Children program.

Sen. John Cavanaugh
Sen. John Cavanaugh

Under current law, ADC recipients are required to surrender to the state any child support received from a noncustodial parent. LB233, introduced by Omaha Sen. John Cavanaugh, creates a passthrough to allow a custodial parent who receives ADC to also receive up to $100 of the child support paid for one child and $200 for two or more children.

Child support income from the passthrough will be disregarded when calculating ADC monthly assistance payments.

LB233 passed on a vote of 46-0 and takes effect July 1, 2027.

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