State Agencies

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 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.

OCSE’s partnerships with state and tribal agencies work

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Our partnership with states and other child support agencies helps serve families and promote parental responsibility.

State and tribal child support agency contacts

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Get contact information for your state, local, or tribal child support office.

 



Top State Agency Resources

State Annual Certification Statement - 2021

March 4, 2021

Provides states with the Annual Certification Letter to complete and return by June 28, 2021

Read State Annual Certification Statement - 2021

Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits – expires 1/31/2024

February 8, 2021

Informs states of OMB approval of the required data elements through January 2024 

Read Required Data Elements for Paternity Establishment Affidavits – expires 1/31/2024

Reinvesting Child Support Incentive Payments

January 31, 2020

Provides instructions and guidance on submitting a request for reinvesting child support incentive payments

Read Reinvesting Child Support Incentive Payments

Exemption Requests from Mandatory Laws and Procedures

December 11, 2019

Provides instructions for submitting requests for exemption from mandatory laws and procedures

Read Exemption Requests from Mandatory Laws and Procedures


State Program Innovations

Highlighted below are innovative practices and pilot projects designed to help child support become a reliable source of income for families, increase parent engagement, or improve program efficiency and effectiveness.

This final report includes summaries from all BICS sites and overarching lessons from the project

States with work-oriented programs for noncustodial parents with active child support agency involvement

Characteristics of parents enrolled in the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternative to Contempt Demonstration

A series of research briefs that share lessons learned through implementation of the Procedural Justice-Informed Alternatives to Contempt (PJAC) demonstration project.

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