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Maryland bill would subject comp recovery to past child support

Posted On: Jan. 11, 2023 10:16 AM CST

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A bill introduced in Maryland would subject a portion of financial recovery in workers compensation cases to child support arrearages.

Senate Bill 71, introduced Wednesday, states that 25% of the net recovery by workers comp claimants would be subject to execution on a judgment for outstanding child support.

Net recovery is defined as money that a claimant receives in comp cases after deductions for attorneys fees, expenses, medical bills and any liens or other outstanding claims for personal injury.

The bill was sent to the Senate Judicial Proceedings Committee for consideration.

Companion legislation in the state House of Representatives – HB 650 – was carried over from the previous legislative session and was passed on second reading in April.