About FIDM
All children deserve the chance to achieve their full potential. Parents who provide emotional and financial support to their children go a long way toward furthering this potential. But when non-custodial parents fail to provide economically for their children, federal mandates empower states to enforce the collection of child support.
What is FIDM?
On August 22, 1996, Public Law 104-193, the Personal Responsibility and Work Opportunity Reconciliation Act of 1996 (PRWORA), also known as the Welfare Reform Act, was signed into law. The Financial Institutions Data Match (FIDM) is an innovative provision of PRWORA designed to facilitate collection of delinquent child support payments. It is designed to help move children off the welfare roles and give them the financial support they deserve.
How FIDM works
FIDM requires all states to enter into agreements with financial institutions doing business within their state to conduct a quarterly data match. The data match will identify accounts belonging to parents delinquent in their child support obligation. When a match is identified, state child support programs may issue liens or levies on the accounts of the delinquent obligor to collect past-due child support. This web site supports the FIDM Alliance states, which have contracted with Informatix, Inc., to administer data matches with financial institutions. Informatix exclusive Data Match system ensures efficient, secure web-based data exchange and matching.