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Newsroom SRS Child Support Enforcement Seeks to Collect Past Due Child Support
1/23/2009

Restricted Driver’s Licenses for Child Support Debtors


Topeka – Beginning in April, 2009 the State of Kansas will have an additional tool to ensure children receive the support they are due.


Kansas law allows for the restriction of driving privileges of individuals owing $500 or more in past due child support.  A restricted license allows an individual to drive to and from work, to and from school and during the course of the person’s work.


The Kansas Department of Social and Rehabilitation Services (SRS), division of Child Support Enforcement (CSE) sent notification letters to nearly 3,000 people meeting the criteria for sanction in November 2008.  An additional warning letter will be mailed to individuals that continue to meet the criteria for sanction in late January.  Restrictions will take effect in April.


Individuals whose licenses have been restricted can resolve the issue by contacting CSE.  A parent can choose to pay past due child support in full, accept income withholding, or agree to a payment plan.


Initial notifications have resulted in collection of substantial past due payments owed to children.