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FIRST THINGS FIRST Campaign. Child Support Enforcement
A Division of the South Carolina Department of Social Services

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Purpose

New Hire information submitted by employers will be used to:

  • Establish and enforce child support orders
  • Detect Unemployment Benefits fraud
  • Detect Workers' Compensation fraud
  • Detect fraud in other government programs, such as Welfare and Food Stamps

Penalties

The penalty for failing to report newly hired or rehired employees is:
  • $25 for the second offense and $25 for each offense thereafter; or
  • $500 for each and every offense, if the failure to report is the result of a conspiracy between the employer and the employee not to supply the required information or to supply false or incomplete information.

Multi-state Employers

A company operating in more than one state has two reporting options:
  1. Report each newly hired or rehired employee to the Employer New Hire Reporting Program in the state in which that employee works; or
  2. Designate one State in which the company has employees and report ALL of its newly hired or rehired employees to that state's Employer New Hire Reporting Program by magnetic or electronic means.
If a multi-state employer chooses option 2 above, that company must notify the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services in writing of the choice to report to one state and identify the chosen state. This notification should be sent or faxed to:
Department of Health and Human Services
Administration for Children and Families
Office of Child Support Enforcement
Multi-state Employer Notification
P.O. Box 509
Randallstown, MD 21133

Fax Number: 1-410-277-9325
Multi-state employers may also notify the Secretary of the US Department of Health and Human Services on-line by clicking here.

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