2019 - 2020 LEGISLATURE
March 22, 2019 - Introduced by
Joint Legislative Council. Referred to Committee
on Family Law.
1An Act relating to: exclusion of certain military allowances in determining
2gross income for purposes of child support.
Analysis by the Legislative Reference Bureau
This bill is explained in the Notes provided by the Joint Legislative Council in
The people of the state of Wisconsin, represented in senate and assembly, do
enact as follows:
Joint Legislative Council prefatory note: This bill was prepared for the Joint
Legislative Council's Study Committee on Child Placement and Support. Currently, the
Department of Children and Families' (DCF) administrative code defines gross income
for the purposes of calculating child support to include military allowances and veterans
disability compensation benefits. This bill amends the DCF administrative code to
specify that gross income includes veterans disability compensation benefits and military
basic allowances for subsistence and housing, but does not include variable housing costs.
DCF 150.02 (13) (a) 8. of the administrative code is amended to read:
DCF 150.02 (
(a) 8. Military Veterans disability compensation benefits and
allowances and veterans disability compensation benefits, including basic
6allowances for subsistence and housing, but excluding amounts attributable to area
7variable housing costs
(1) This act first applies to child support orders entered on the effective date 3
of this subsection.