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OCS Laws, Regulations, & Rules

DCF Policies

DCF's Nondiscrimination Policy/Grievance Policy


OCS-Specific Laws, Regs, Rules, Policies

There are several laws and rules that govern the child support program and the work that we do. Below is information about the main ones. It is not a complete list.


Federal Laws

US Code - Title 11: BANKRUPTCY
US Code - Title 42: THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE
U.S. Code: Title 50 - WAR AND NATIONAL DEFENSE


Federal Regulations

Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) Title 45 (Public Welfare)

Chapter III outlines the regulations relating to the child support enforcement program. This includes state plan requirements, standards for program operations, and reporting and funding for the child support program.


Vermont Laws

Title 33: Human Services, Chapter 1: Department For Children And Families
Title 15: Domestic Relations - Chapter 5: Desertion And Support
Title 15: Domestic Relations - Chapter 11: Annulment And Divorce
Title 15: Domestic Relations - Chapter 21: Abuse Prevention
Title 15B: Uniform Interstate Family Support Act (1996)
Title 33: Human Services -Chapter 39: Enforcement Of Support
Title 33: Human Services -Chapter 41: Office Of Child Support


Vermont Rules

Vermont Statutes Unannotated and Vermont Court Rules
The Vermont Rules of Family Procedure relate to court processes that impact the work child support does. The Vermont Rules of Civil Procedure also govern the actions of child support staff.