Audit: Michigan doing good job on child support

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LANSING, Mich. (AP) — A Michigan government audit of $2.6 billion in child support payments says that the office in charge of collecting the money is doing an effective job in making sure that parents pay what they owe and care-givers get what’s coming to them.

The Michigan Office of the Auditor General released a report Friday on the handling of payments from June 1, 2012, to March 31, 2014.

The state Department of Human Services says the audit concludes that its Office of Child Support “is effective in ensuring that child support collection and distribution is accurate and timely.”

The audit says that a private contractor distributing the money did so with 99.9 percent accuracy during the 21-month period.

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