§ 10-17.12. Compromise of assigned child support arrearages. The Department of Healthcare and Family Services may provide by rule for compromise
of debt owed to the State in the form of child support arrearages and interest accrued
on child support arrearages assigned to the State under Section 10-1. The rule shall establish the circumstances under which such obligations may be compromised,
with due regard for the payment ability of low-income obligors and the importance
of encouraging payment of current child support obligations. The rule shall provide that assigned obligations shall be compromised only in exchange
for regular payment of support owed to the family and shall require that obligors
considered for debt compromise demonstrate inability to pay during the time the assigned
obligation accumulated. The rule shall provide for nullification of any compromise agreement and the prohibition
of any future compromise agreement if the obligor fails to adhere to the compromise
agreement. In addition, the rule shall establish debt compromise criteria calculated to maximize
positive effects on families and the level of federal incentive payments payable to
the State under Title IV, Part D of the Social Security Act and regulations promulgated
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