Custodial parents depend on child support payments for many reasons, from medical expenses and buying food to purchasing clothes for school. In Jackson County, Missouri, and throughout the country, raising a child can be very expensive and parents should remain committed to providing their children with all of the tools they need. However, for both non-custodial and custodial parents, every situation is different.
In Missouri, people are only able to receive Temporary Assistance for Needy Family (TANF) cash benefits for 45 months because of a bill that was passed in 2014. Before the bill was approved, Missourians could receive TANF benefits for up to 60 months. Following the reform, a number of changes have been seen across the state, some of which involve child support, according to experts.