Issue Date:
Revised Date: 2017-12-04

Legal Cites

Object Type

Cash — Welfare/Mental Health

Origin Date

June 19, 1975, by the 64th Leg.


The Attorney General's Office is required by federal law (U.S.C. Sections 654a(e) and 654b) to operate the State Disbursement Unit (SDU) for child support collection services. The SDU is responsible for collecting and disbursing child support payments for Title IV-D cases. Filing of an application constitutes an assignment of any rights to support from any other person, which the applicant or recipient may have in his own behalf or for a child for whom the applicant or recipient is claiming assistance. The Office may distribute support payments or parts of payments received to the family for whom the payments are made. When an assignment has been made, child support payments for the benefit of a recipient child shall be made to the Office. If a court has ordered support payments to be made to an applicant for a recipient who has assigned support rights, the Office may file notice of the assignment with the court ordering the payments.

Due Date

When collection is made.


After deposit, the federal portion of these receipts are transferred by journal voucher to GR Account -- Federal Public Welfare Administration (0117) Object 3621, for refund to the Federal Government. Rather than physically refunded, a credit is given on the subsequent draw normally received under Object 3600. Amended by S.B. 1175, 69th Leg., R.S. See Revenue Code 3620 for State, Non-Tile IV-D revenues.

Transferred from the Department of Human Services (324) to the Heath and Human Services Commission (529) by H.B. 655, 74th Leg., R.S.

Texas Youth Commission (694) abolished by S.B. 653, 82nd Leg., R.S. and duties transferred to new Texas Juvenile Justice Department (644).

USAS Values

Appropriation Year 24
Receipt Category 13 – Welfare and Mental Health
Receipt Type 90 – Other Receipts
Object Group 16 – Agency/Trust Transactions (Revenue Objects)
USAS Status A
Rev/Exp Category 05 – OTHER REVENUE