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January 31, 2013

Governor's Budget Provides Additional Resources for Child Support Actions

TALLAHASSEE — The Department of Revenue applauds the Governor's Florida Families First budget, which increases funding for child support recovery actions. Governor Scott's budget includes $6.1 million in support of the Department of Revenue's child support program's automated workflows. The chief benefit of the automated workflows is an increase in automated actions that replace routine manual tasks. As these tasks are carried out automatically, the Department is able to process child support actions more rapidly and child support specialists will have more time to work directly with customers to focus on complex individual activities.

"These budget funds will help Florida's children and families get the financial support they need and deserve. We are thankful that the Governor included these dollars in the Florida Families First budget in order to support children and families with child support cases in Florida," said Marshall Stranburg, Interim Executive Director, Florida Department of Revenue.

The Florida Department of Revenue administers the child support enforcement program in Florida with one million cases including nearly one million children. In fiscal year 2011-12, $1.61 billion was collected and distributed to Florida's children and families.