Consumer Credit Protection Act (CCPA)

Federal law that limits the amount that may be withheld from earnings to satisfy child support obligations. States are allowed to set their own limits provided they do not exceed the Federal limits. Regardless of the number or withholding orders that have been served, the maximum that may be withheld for child support is:

Without arrearage

50% with a second family

60% Single

With Arrearage

55% with a second family and 12+ weeks in arrears

65% Single 12+ weeks in arrears

Source: Office of Child Support Enforcement.