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

NPRM - Optional Exceptions to the Child Support Guidelines

September 23, 2020

Request for comment on optional exceptions in guidelines to treating incarceration as voluntary unemployment

Read NPRM - Optional Exceptions to the Child Support Guidelines

Data Reliability Audit Process for Auditing States Less Frequently than Annually

January 21, 2004

Implementing provisions that permit auditing States’ data reliability on a cycle less frequently than annually

Read Data Reliability Audit Process for Auditing States Less Frequently than Annually

Submit Revised State IV-D Plan Page 3.8-3 to Comply with Technical Corrections Final Rule

June 12, 2020

Directs states to resubmit state plan preprint page 3.8-3 by Feb. 4, 2021

Read Submit Revised State IV-D Plan Page 3.8-3 to Comply with Technical Corrections Final Rule

Resubmission of State Plan Cover Page and 3.16

February 3, 2020

Requests states to resubmit the state plan cover page and 3.16 via the online system by Dec. 31, 2020

Read Resubmission of State Plan Cover Page and 3.16

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

Summarizes outcomes from the Section 1115 waiver demonstration project simulating expanded earned income tax credit for individuals without dependent children

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

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