State and local child support agencies implement policies to establish fatherhood, set realistic orders, collect payments, and reduce child support debt. State and local child support programs also develop innovative family-centered strategies to improve the well-being of children.
Each state and tribe manages cases and operates its child support program based on individual state, tribal and federal regulations. They offer services to all who need them, regardless of income, residency, nationality, or gender.
Child Support Websites & General Contact Information
Top State Agency Resources
- Published: September 22, 2016Reminder to states on the importance of timely submission of the OCSE-157 Annual Data Report by October 30, 2016
- Published: September 22, 2016Announces updated Tax Information Security Guidelines of IRS Publication 1075, effective September 30, 2016
- Published: September 19, 2016Announces updated expiration date for federally approved NMSN Part A and Part B forms
- Published: September 7, 2016Announces Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act regulations to provide training and career services under titles I & III
- Published: September 1, 2016The Hague Convention will go into effect in the U.S. approximately four months after the instrument of ratification is deposited
- Published: August 25, 2016Provides states with Annual Certification Letter to be completed and returned
- Published: April 18, 2016Highlights financial and statistical achievements based on preliminary data reported by state child support agencies
- Published: April 8, 2016Announces the National Child Support Strategic Plan for FFY 2015-2019
- Published: March 16, 2016A summary of the child support-related legislative proposals included in the Administration’s FY 2017 Budget
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State Program Innovations
Highlighted below are innovative practices designed to help child support become a reliable source of income for families.
States with work-oriented programs for noncustodial parents with active child support agency involvement
Lists states that have policies to compromise child support debt owed to the state
State Child Support Agencies with Programs to Ensure that Child Support Orders Reflect Current Earnings
Provides information on state child support agencies that have programs to ensure that child support orders reflect current earnings
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Impact report: low-cost, low-effort interventions informed by behavioral science insights can improve child support outcomes.