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Elizabeth Morgan and Kathy Sokolik Breakdown Pass-Through Payments on NCSEA Podcast

The Pass-Through: Flowing More Collections to the Family

Public Knowledge® Management Consultant Elizabeth Morgan and Regional Vice President Kathy Sokolik were interviewed on the NCSEA On Location podcast. Both draw from 30 years of experience working within child support programs, offering insight on the topic of pass-through payments, which can be pretty complex on the surface.

An Informative Episode You Don’t Want to Miss

Elizabeth and Kathy discuss the origin of pass-through payments, starting from 1984 to the present day, the difference between the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act (PRWORA) distribution and the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 (DRA) distribution, and much more.

A Sneak Peek into the Episode 

Why was a $50 pass-through significant in its creation in 1984?

“At the time, the average for a monthly AFDC grant for a single mom with two kids was $476. So, a $50 increase presented almost a 10 percent increase in their monthly household income. $50 could buy a lot more in 1980 than it does today; you could buy a gallon of gas or milk for $1.10; a loaf of bread was 70 cents. A pair of jeans and tennis jeans would be about $12 combined. Meaning, this $50 payment served as a serious incentive for people to cooperate with child support,”

Kathy Sokolik, Public Knowledge® Vice President

Get More In-Depth Information by Reading Elizabeth’s Article

This podcast appearance aligns directly with the article published, Pass-Through Payments to Families: Options Available to States.

Elizabeth’s article, Pass-Through Payments to Families: Options Available to States, provides valuable insight into the evolution of assignment, distribution, and disbursement of child support, starting from the Deficit Reduction Act of 1984 through the present. Speaking from her expertise, Elizabeth expands on child support assignments, distribution, and pass-through payments within the context of state and federal requirements and policy options.

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Regardless of your knowledge of the topic, you will find this podcast interesting and informative.

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