Frequently Asked Questions

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People receiving assistance do not have to pay for child support services; all others will be charged up to $35

All states use child support guidelines to determine how much you should contribute to financially support your child

You can apply through the local, state or tribal child support agency

Both state and tribal child support agencies are required to establish guidelines for determining payment amounts

If there is a significant change in your income you may qualify for a review and modification. Talk to your caseworker for more information.

Appear at the child support hearing and bring the documents requested

Bring as much information as possible.  Read more for a detailed list of what information to bring