Celebrating National Child Support Awareness Month and Child Support Professionals Everywhere
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August 2016 marks the 21st anniversary of National Child Support Awareness Month, established by former President William Jefferson Clinton through Proclamation 6814 to recognize the importance of child support programs at all levels of government – and the professionals who operate them – to ensuring children receive the necessary financial support to lead secure and healthy lives.
As a trusted partner to child support agencies since 1992, MAXIMUS is honored to do this important work on behalf of the communities across the nation that we serve. Our dedicated staff works with custodial and noncustodial parents, employers, the courts and community partners to ensure parents provide critical financial and emotional support for their children.
- We help parents understand their responsibilities and how the program works, and develop a plan for support that is fair to both parties while putting the welfare of their children first.
- We educate employers about the importance of new hire reporting, income withholding compliance and medical support provisions, and we streamline the process to facilitate timely actions.
- And we work with the courts and community partners to create support orders that are based on the most accurate information available and ensure both parents are aware of their financial obligations to their children.
As Clinton noted in his proclamation, “Providing for our children is one of humanity's worthiest and most fundamental endeavors. Children are the best part of ourselves – the sum of our past and the promise of our future.” The child support professionals at MAXIMUS wholeheartedly agree with this sentiment, and we’ve dedicated our lives to helping children realize their potential and be the best they can be.
This August, we thank the men and women who work in child support services – professionals who do this important work on behalf of the children. We thank them for their service and dedication. They’ve made this world a better place for those most in need of support.