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TransUnion Introduces Child Support Solutions at a Time When More than Half of Custodial Parents are Not Receiving Full Payments

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Securing child support payments can be a difficult task for custodial parents. In fact, a U.S. Census Bureau report from 2018 found that less than half of custodial parents received full child support payments. In an effort to increase these payments without relying solely on enforcement, TransUnion (NYSE: TRU) today is launching its Child Support Solutions.

TransUnion Child Support Solutions help state child support offices detect whether or not a non-custodial parent’s financial situation is worsening or if that individual may have a new ability to make payments. Additionally, the solutions provide location, address and contact information for finding non-custodial parents.

The solutions are unique to the market because they allow state offices access to data all in one place. TransUnion is also the only provider offering automated monitoring, providing notifications when new contact information, employment data or tradelines appear.

“Part of our mission at TransUnion is to help children by encouraging support from non-custodial parents. We know early interventions can strengthen results – and families,” said Jonathan McDonald, executive vice president of TransUnion’s public sector business unit. “A recent U.S. Census Bureau report found that custodial parents only received 60% of an expected $33.7 billion in child support payments. We expect this percentage of payments will increase significantly if more organizations leverage the power of our solutions.”

The Child Support Solutions leverage information generated from TransUnion’s CreditVision® trended credit reports and scores as well as TLOxp® — the proven search and locate tool. “Using the power of the combined offerings in one automated, easy-to-use interface, gives child support office administrators the ability to help families immediately,” added McDonald.

TransUnion will be featuring its Child Support Solutions during the 2019 NCSEA Leadership Symposium in Minneapolis, a conference dedicated to developing leadership in the child support community. For more information about TransUnion Child Support Solutions please click here. Access a video about the power of the solutions here.

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