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.
State and Tribal Child Support Agency Contacts
Top State Agency Resources
- Published: March 7, 2018Highlights financial and statistical program achievements based on data reported by state and tribal child support agencies
- Published: February 23, 2018Announces an increase in the annual collection fee from $25 to $35 when collections to family equal $550 each fiscal year
- Published: February 15, 2018Clarifies that HHS approves exemption requests to use incentives to provide employment programs for noncustodial parents
- Published: April 10, 2017Notifies states of State Plan pages and their due dates for submission to comply with the child support final rule
- Published: April 17, 2017Provides the training materials for Session One of the four-part training series on the revised Intergovernmental forms
- Published: January 30, 2017Map of OCSE regions, states can contact regional representatives for technical and program assistance
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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
Graphic displaying cost-benefit differences between jail and providing job services.
Impact report: low-cost, low-effort interventions informed by behavioral science insights can improve child support outcomes.