The Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA) is a law enacted by the U.S. Department of Labor’s Wage and Hour Division. CCPA limits are expressed as a percentage of the non-custodial parent’s (NCP) disposable income from which child support can be withheld (between 50 and 65 percent in most states).
Disposable income is an individual’s gross income minus the mandatory deductions required by law (including taxes).
The total amount to be withheld for both child support and medical support must fall within the CCPA limits.
- 50% of the NCP's disposable earnings if the NCP supports a second family and is current;
- 55% if arrears are more than 12 weeks old and the NCP supports a second family;
- 60% if the NCP does not support a second family and is current; and
- 65% if arrears are more than 12 weeks old and the NCP does not support a second family.
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