The U.S. Department of Education has proposed ending child support payments as early as June 1.
The proposal would require states to provide the federal government with at least 15 days’ notice of a plan to end the payments.
The Department of Justice is also proposing ending child care support payments in a plan that would be announced Tuesday.
The Justice Department proposal would not go into effect until the end of the year, but states are expected to seek an extension, if not more, in the coming months.
The states will also have to submit to the federal court a plan for a new court to consider, and a new judge to hear, the cases in which the payments are being contested.