Some Stimulus Checks Being Withheld

Up to 130,000 Oklahomans with past due child support may not receive the new stimulus checks being issued over the coming weeks and days under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, due to another federal law, the Debt Collection Improvement Act of 1996. The stimulus payments are not exempt under this federal law from intercept for past-due child support, and Oklahoma Human Services (OK-DHS) does not have the authority under federal or state law to circumvent or redistribute intercepted monies in any way. The IRS will handle these payments the same as an intercept of a tax…

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