What Employers Should Know When Working with Tribes


There are 574 federally recognized American Indian/Alaska Native tribes in the United States, and 60 tribes operate tribal child support programs. In 2018, the tribes collected over $55 million in child support payments.  

Find answers to these common questions in this fact sheet, such as:

  • Do tribes have their own child support programs?
  • Do tribes have their own laws?
  • Where should I send payments for an Income Withholding Order (IWO) that comes from a tribe?
  • Must I honor an IWO from a tribe if I am not a tribal employer or located on tribal land?